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Research and Scholarly Activity

Residents stand in front of an internal medicine research project.

All residents are encouraged to participate in scholarly activity during their time at the Overlook Medical Center Residency Program. The program provides the support for scholarly work as defined by the ACGME in the following manner:

  • All residents acquire skills in the critical appraisal of medical literature through their participation in Journal Club
  • All residents receive training in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety with the support of Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI) Open School modules
  • All residents complete a QI project which is presented at Grand Rounds at the end of the academic year with the expectation that an abstract of the project be submitted for publication
  • All residents present a Patient Safety Event Review at Grand Rounds with emphasis on completing a root cause analysis, lessons learned and a plan to improve
  • All residents have access to Atlantic Health System online resources for didactic topics on the principle of research design, statistics, IRB approval process, etc
  • Research curriculum with workshop focusing on the publication of manuscripts and case reports
  • Updated dashboard of ongoing clinical projects to assist residents in choosing a research mentor and project
  • Financial support for travel, lodging for residents to present scholarly work at regional and national meetings.

Residents frequently present their work at local, regional and national meetings. Our very own Atlantic Health Research Symposium is a popular venue for our residents to showcase their work.  This annual event features poster and oral presentation submissions from all departments and professions within Atlantic Health System. The most highly rated abstract submissions are selected for oral presentation or a poster-judged competition.