Resident Research/Scholarly Projects

Community and practice-based projects are part of a longitudinal curriculum to develop skill in evaluation and pursuit of scholarly work. Residents are partnered with faculty mentors to work on community-based projects that they choose in a variety of outreach settings within local service agencies, schools and with community groups.

Through a variety of departmental resources they are shepherded through a research process. Practice-based quality improvement projects focus on implementing changes in the way we practice to optimize care. They provide residents with valuable experience in critical appraisal, problem solving and leadership skills. 


 Research Topics for Class of 2018: 

"Colon Fitness"
"Improving Frequency and Accuracy of Medication Reconciliations"
"Improving Accuracy of Blood Pressure Measurements in Clinic"
"Improving Hospital Discharge Follow-up at FHCW"
"Improving Yearly Influenza Vaccinations Rates at Family Health Center of Worcester" 
"Improving the Rates of Diabetic Eye Exams at FHCW"
"CKD Screening and Management in the Primary Care Setting"
"Mindfulness for Chronic Pain - Creating a Sustainable Group Practice at HFHC"
"Fluoride Varnishing in the Primary Care Clinic"
"Diabetes Education and Management: Making It Easier to Do the Right Thing"
"Bridging the Gap Between Systems and Patient Care: Development and Implementation of a Fluoride
Varnish Workflow During Well Child Checks at a Rural Health Center"  


The 5-Minute Clinical Consult

Jeremy Golding, MD, a Hahnemann faculty member, is one of three associate editors of this evidence-based medicine publication. Residents at Hahnemann (and at the other health centers) are offered the opportunity to author chapters for the 5 Minute Clinical Consult. This internationally known textbook is used around the world, translated into several languages, and is integrated into a number of electroinic health records. Residents may write on a wide variety of topics as first author with a faculty member as senior author.

Family Medicine faculty have especially strong representation in chapters pertaining to womens' health and reproductive medicine, oral health, and cardiovascular disease. Writing for a peer-reviewed publication serves the residency educational mission by improving the resident's ability to evaluate evidence and knowledge of the medical literature on a given topic, and by helping the resident understand the responsibility inherent in writing diagnostic and treatment recommendations that will be used by a vast audience. Frank Domino, MD, professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, serves as Editor-in-Chief.