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Resident Research

All residents will complete a scholarly activity project prior to the end of residency. During the PGY1 year, the introductory scholarly activity curriculum is built into the Community Pediatrics rotation and is called Integrated Training Experience in Research, Advocacy and Community Team-building (InTERACT). During the PGY2 year, residents have protected research time during certain blocks to complete the bulk of their project in preparation for presentation during the PGY3 year. A research curriculum is woven throughout the second and third year didactic sessions. Resident scholarly activity includes projects in advocacy, curriculum development, clinical research and quality improvement. Examples of current resident projects include:

  • Implementing screening for food insecurity in the inpatient setting
  • Review of the utility of cardiac biomarkers in patients with muscular dystrophy
  • Incidence of acute kidney injury in an acute care setting
  • Development of a promotora program focusing on nutrition education in the community
  • Outcomes of NICU infants with G-tubes
  • A pilot qualitative study using audio feedback to improve resident consultations
  • Description of musculoskeletal coccidioidomycosis in pediatric patients
  • Development of an adolescent health curriculum for providers in the Central Valley
  • Healthy cooking curriculum for patients in an obesity clinic
  • Case series of disseminated coccidioidomycosis in children < 2 years
  • Implementation of an evidence-based pathway for the outpatient and ED management of acute gastroenteritis
  • Creation of a community-level suicide prevention educational campaign