L-R:Anthony Charles, M.D., first place winner, poster section; James Mitchiner, M.D., Chairperson, Institutional Review Board; and Bruce Deighton, Ph.D., Chief Academic Affairs Officer
The Annual Resident Research Forum provides all residents at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System the opportunity to present their research projects at a local scientific meeting. In addition, it allows faculty members, residents and registrants the opportunity to exchange scientific information on advances in diagnosis and medical management of patients.
Over the last decade, residents have presented 164 abstracts at the Annual Resident Research Forums. Those giving a poster or an oral presentation at the Forum have subsequently presented their work at another 158 local, regional and national scientific meetings. These presentations of conducted research have resulted in 45 manuscripts published in peer reviewed scientific journals.
Thoughts on Critical Thinking
“The need for more information prompts us to re-think the options of treatment and to review the recent literature to determine if someone has addressed this medical issue. If it has not been addressed, it becomes an opportunity to perform a research study that will address and possibly resolve the dilemma.”
John Freitas, M.D., Radiology/Nuclear Medicine
“I have been committed to being a part of an institution with a Total Joint Registry to measure outcomes for joint replacement patients. With the help of our outcomes registry, we should be able to determine the ability to improve outcomes with these procedures through Investigational Review Board-sanctioned studies in the future.”
Michael Masini, M.D., Orthopedic Surgery
“Scientific endeavor is at the root of quality in healthcare and it has been our undertaking to teach residents and medical students the skills necessary to incorporate research and continuous evidence-based learning into their professional lives.”
Daniel McMurtrie, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology
“An institutional commitment to ongoing clinical research is requisite to achieve and maintain excellence in patient care.”
Thomas J. O’Keefe, M.D., Orthopedic Surgery