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Program Overview

Excellence in patient care is paramount. We believe that a well-trained internist should be able to translate research to evidence based practice therefore improving patient care.

Program Highlights

Our program is focused on guiding and mentoring residents that are motivated and enthusiastic in finding a niche in research. A unique academic plan will be developed for each resident based on prior research experience, career goals and duration of training at SJMH.  Supportive faculty and accessible research department create an environment conducive for excellence in scholarly activity.

  • On site statistician
  • On site print shop and poster design
  • Opportunity for in house non-pharmaceutical funding
  • Assistance in review, critiquing and editing of abstracts and protocols
  • Residency research committee to evaluate projects for funding and provide constructive critique
  • Resident participation in the residency research committee

These aspects of research are fostered through a structured curriculum:
Resident Scholarly Activity Schedule

Research Orientation
Choose a research mentor 
Monthly Journal Club
Protocol development and implementation
Annual Multidisciplinary Research Forum

Monthly Journal Club 
Data collection/Synthesis & Presentation
Participation in local and national conferences
Systems Based Learning Elective

Monthly Journal Club 
Data collection/Synthesis & Presentation
Participation in local and national conferences
Manuscript preparation & Publication
Research Elective

Our Success:
With our structured research model we have been able to steadily increase our productivity in our scholarly pursuits. We have had multiple abstract submissions with national and local recognition. In addition there has also been an increase in national presentations and publications and awards.

Director of Clinical Research

Dr. Anupam Suneja completed his medical education at Delhi University in India.  He completed his residency and chief residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center in New York.  After completing his Masters in Public Health with a major in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Geriatric fellowship at Boston University, he served as faculty member at Boston University School of Medicine.  He moved to St. Joseph Mercy (Ann Arbor) after being an Associate Program Director for many years at Wayne State University.  His main interest is to develop research structure to facilitate resident research.
  Dr. Suneja