Research & Scholarship
Graduate Medical Education at Wayne State is committed to encouraging a culture of scholarly inquiry in all its residency programs, and continually develops its evaluation and assessment activities in order to help faculty and residents optimize teaching and learning outcomes as well as contribute to the graduate medical education literature.
WSUGME residency programs have traditionally had high levels of productivity in designing, conducting and presenting outcomes for quality improvement (QI) projects. This is especially true for the Dermatology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Transitional Year programs, all of which achieved a 100% rate of participation by their residents in QI projects. Together, the average rate of resident involvement in QI projects was 82% in 2018-19.
In 2020, the Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital Quality Improvement Research Day (typically held in May) was cancelled as a result of the pandemic. However, to acknowledge the time, effort, and commitment of our APRH residents to their QI projects, GME compiled their abstracts into a compendium.
To support resident scholarly productivity, GME administers a Seed Grant program, which competitively awards funds (typically between $500-2000) after an application and review process. Full details on the Seed Grant program may be found here or contact Dr. Heidi Kenaga, Research Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.