BH-UAMS GME Program Scholarly Activity
The goals of the ACGME requirement of residency scholarly activity are to enhance graduate medical education with skills based in critical thinking, teach evidence-based practice, and quality improvement. Each BH-UAMS has program-specific requirements for scholarly activity, however there are some common requirements.
- Resident Scholarly Activity Requirements:
- Residents must complete 2 total activities (one must be Quality Improvement)
- Examples of such activities include:
- Presentation at Grand Rounds
- Peer-reviewed publication
- Clinical or educational research project
- Clinical or educational poster presentation
- State, regional, or national lecture or workshop presentation
- Active presentation on a Quality Improvement or Patient Safety hospital committee
- Journal Club
- Morbidity & Mortality Conference
- Yearly research summary
During the PGY-1 year, residents begin their quality improvement projects by selecting a topic and working with a team. In addition to quality improvement, resident projects can consist of case reports, literature reviews, curriculum development, or hypothesis driven research. It is our goal that all residents graduate with experience in formal presentations, critical analysis of literature, and teaching.
Director of Educational Research
The scholarly activity program is supervised by Dr. Jennifer Naylor, Director of Educational Research. In her role, she oversees faculty and resident projects and supports all stages of the research process.