Navigating the medical literature can be a challenging and time-consuming endeavor for physicians. At Grant, we believe early exposure to research is critical to instilling a passion for life-long learning. Family Physicians must be aware of changing guidelines in medicine, and a careful review of medical literature is necessary to remain up to date. Furthermore, Family Physicians have the opportunity to participate in Primary Care research, helping to make meaningful change and drive innovation in healthcare.
All residents are required to participate in scholarly activity through an IRB-reviewed research project. They are given mentorship and guidance during this three year project, and ultimately, it culminates in presentations at local and system-wide research days. Many resident projects have gone on to create lasting change within Grant!
Additionally, all third year residents are required to present at Grand Rounds on a topic of their choosing.
Here is a recent list of just a few current projects being investigated by Grant Family Medicine residents (2017):
Matthew Adkins, DO: Feasibility of Implementing Opioid Education & Naloxone Distribution in a Primary Care Office
Sara Allen, DO & Lola Oluyitan, MD: A QI Measure to Increase the Visibility of LARC Placements in the GFP Offices
Wael Alnajjar, MD & Niraj Patel, MD: Comparing the Risks of Smoking & the Delivery of Health Care Services to Smokers in Urban & Suburban Settings
Ean Bett, MD: Behavioral Health Co-morbidities in the High Utilizers of the GMC ED
Tanner Boes, MD: Exercise Isn’t Just for Patients: Lessons in Physician Burnout
Ryan Hunt, DO: Concussion Injuries: A Further Look at Concussions Reporting among Student Athletes in Central OHIOHEALTH
Tuan Phan, MD & Khilan Pindoria, MD: Barriers to Lifestyle Modifications in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Joann Tao, MD: QI Project: Type 2 Diabetes Group Visits