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Scholarly Activity

Resident scholarly activity includes both research and quality improvement activities. These activities are longitudinally integrated into the three years of residency training. Content and application are formally taught through didactic sessions and experienced through hands-on activities and faculty mentorship.

Didactic Sessions

  • Introduction to Resident Research
  • Introduction to Public Health and Epidemiology
  • Foundations of Research
  • Grading the Medical Evidence
  • Conceptualizing a Research Project
  • How to Frame a Clinical Question
  • Point of Care Resources for Clinical Care
  • Study Design
  • How to Conduct a Focus Group
  • Introduction to Survey Development
  • Visual Ethnography
  • Medical Chart Reviews and Data Extraction
  • Epidemiological Analysis and Interpretation
  • Clinically Relevant Metrics
  • Community Program Planning and Development
  • Dissemination of Research Findings
  • Clinical Guidelines Workshop
  • Cognitive Biases and Medical Decision Making
  • Staying Current with Medical Literature
  • Introduction to Quality Improvement (2 part)

Hands-on Experiences

  • Library resource workshop
  • Monthly journal club
  • Monthly Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) conferences
  • Community-based projects
  • Opportunities to partner with local undergraduate, medical and public health students to create health promotion initiatives
  • Involvement with hospital-based research and quality improvement committees
  • Presentations at Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano lunch time educational programs
  • Poster and/or Oral Presentations at local, regional and national conferences
  • Peer-review publications (aspirational for all residents)

Scholarly Activity Support

  • Dedicated time for scholarly activity
  • On-site epidemiologist dedicated to residency scholarly activity
  • On-site quality improvement team
  • Faculty with research and publication experience to mentor residents
  • Regional biostatistical support
  • Support from the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
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