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 (2018):
Roma Amin, MD, and Shereene Grant, MD: Increasing the Rates of Preconception Counseling at the Grant Family Practice Residency Program
Betheal Aschenaki, MD, Anna Dymala, MD, Arpit Trivedi, MD, and Maged Ghoprial, MD: Perception of Health Literacy, Social Media, Verbal and Written Communication in Our Current Healthcare System
Omkar Hirekhan, MD & Azfar Syed, MD: Headache Diagnosis and Treatment in a Primary Care Outpatient Setting
Punita Pandya, MD: Implementing a Food Insecurity Screening Process in a Family Medicine Clinic
Chip Thompson, MD: Views, Attitudes, and Knowledge Regarding Concussion and Concussion Reporting: A Mixed Methods Approach
Jessica Quade, MD: Determining the Effect of CenteringPregnancy vs Traditional Prenatal Care on Maternal Readiness to Care for a Newborn as Seen from Both the Patient and Nursing Perspective
Saida Osman, MD: Immigrants and Mental Health: Understanding Mental Health Needs of Central Ohio's Refugee/Immigrant Population