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Research Overview

TRH Continuum 2017

  • Every year our residents publish numerous peer-reviewed articles and present many abstracts at regional and national meetings.
  • 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 with 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 receive practical experience presenting their work. 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. The Residency Program also provides financial travel assistance for presentations at regional and national society meetings.
  • 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 thus 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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