Scholarly Activity

The Novant Health NHRMC Family Medicine Residency encourages scholarship among both residents and faculty. Residents in particular will complete at least 2 scholarly activities before graduating, both of which must be shared with peers for review, and one of which must embody a quality improvement (QI) project. These activities may fall under the categories of Discovery (building new knowledge), Integration (synthesizing current knowledge), Application (using knowledge to improve care), or Teaching (focusing on educational material). Our residents have superb support from research teams to help coordinate and guide scholarly activity efforts, as well as from the SEAHEC library staff. Each resident chooses one scholarly activity to formally present at our residency program’s Annual Research Day each spring.

Our resident educational conference series offers further focus on scholarship through:

  • An evidence-based medicine approach to medicine through critical appraisal of journal articles, and morbidity and mortality case reviews
  • resident-led didactic presentations

Just a few of the recent scholarly activity work done in our program include:

  • Faculty presentations on Osteopathic Recognition at the Residency Program Solutions conference in 2018
  • Resident and faculty co-authored Essential Evidence Plus articles in 2019
  • Resident-authored Sports Medicine Today article in 2019
  • Resident poster presentation at the 2019 AMSSM Annual Meeting in 2019
  • Resident and faculty CME presentations at statewide NCAFP Annual Meeting
    • Human Trafficking, 2019
    • Practical Approach to Health Equity, 2020
  • Resident and faculty CME presentations at regional NCAFP meetings in 2019
    • Human Trafficking
    • Opioid Use Disorder
    • Refugee Health
  • Faculty-authored Preventive Medicine and Community Health article in 2020
  • Student and faculty co-authored NC Family Physician article in 2020
  • Faculty presentation on Health Equity at the Global Health Summit pre-conference in 2019
  • Implicit (Interventions to Minimize Preterm and Low birth weight Infants using Continuous Improvement Techniques) Grant, focusing on Interconception Care Maternal Risk Assessment and Counseling at Coastal Family Medicine