Scholarly activity is a part of the culture of our program. In order to prepare our residents to contribute to the scientific body of knowledge, we conduct an annual abstract workshop near the outset of the year for training on vignette and research abstract preparation as well as poster and oral presentations.
Our residents receive travel support from the Department of Medicine Trainee Scholarship Fund that was created in 2012 and is maintained through private donations from faculty, alumni, and commercial organizations. Over the last five years, this fund has sent over 100 of our trainees around the country, from San Francisco to Boston, to present their work at general medicine and subspecialty society meetings.
Our residents perform quality improvement projects in teams to enhance our inpatient and outpatient care. Additionally, they will be working together to evaluate our handoff process, as well as our documentation in clinic and our documentation on daily notes, discharge summaries and nighttime evaluations. In the end, each team will produce an abstract ready for submission to local, regional or national meetings. Teams are competing for recognition for the project that is of the highest quality, and for a place in the next regional ACP Abstract Competition after completion hosted by the Mississippi chapter of ACP.