Residency Research

Research Overview

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  • In the past year, our residents have published over one dozen articles and presented over 20 abstracts.
  • Scholarship is integral to training in Internal Medicine and Wake Forest's program is committed to making research available and productive. Faculty physicians at Wake Forest University School of Medicine participate in a wide range of research, including bench-level basic science investigation, bedside clinical trials, and population-based analysis of therapeutics.
  • The Residency Program supports elective time for research beginning in internship and builds on this experience during research electives in the HO2 and HO3 years.  Residents participating in research electives are enrolled in the Residency Research Curriculum. This includes a series of research seminar lectures that provide additional instruction about the world of academic research as well as monthly research forums where residents discuss their research ideas/findings with their colleagues and get practical experience presenting their work to a group. Select residents apply and are accepted into the Tinsley R. Harrison Translational Research Scholar Program, which provides protected time for pursuing translational research with the goal of training future physician-scientists.
  • Once each year, residents present their work in poster format at the annual Internal Medicine Research Day. We also provide financial travel assistance for presentations at regional and national society meetings to encourage the sharing of resident's research.
  • Wake Forest participates in the ABIM Research Pathway for selected residents with exceptional interest in a career as a physician-scientist. The goal of this pathway is to identify and help prepare young physicians with a research background and specific research interests for careers in basic or clinical research. Residents interested in the Research Pathway are identified during the application process allowing time for coordination of residency training with subsequent subspecialty fellowship.   Residents on the Research Pathway complete two years of clinical residency prior to beginning their research in earnest. Details of the ABIM Research Pathway are available through the ABIM web site:

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Betsy Pike
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