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Our internal medicine residents are involved with a large number of scholarly activities. Because we are technically a “community hospital” program, we sometimes are asked by applicants if we can provide the same academic opportunities as a university-based residency. Let us assure you that there are numerous opportunities for clinical or educational research for interested residents.   Many of our residents achieve publications during their residency training and all have opportunities to present their research, quality improvement work, or interesting clinical vignettes at regional and national meetings.  Residents have easy access to research mentors and opportunities to participate in anything from a small-scale resident-led research project to a large multi-site clinical trial.  In addition, residents have access to on-site data management and statistical support through the CHS Dickson Analytics Program. 

For the July 2016 – June 2017 academic year alone, our residents presented scholarly work at the following meetings:

  • National American Thoracic Society (ATS) Meeting Presentations (May 2017, Washington D.C.): Drs. John Curtiss, Daphne Jones, and Daniel Herlihy


  • Digestive Disease Week (May 2017, Chicago, IL): Dr. Daniel Herlihy


  • National Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Meeting Presentations (April 2017, Las Vegas, NV):  Drs. Brian Batas, John Curtiss, Jasna Ikanovic, and Lance Register


  • National Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Meeting Presentations (April 2017, Washington, D.C.):  Drs. Daniel Herlihy, Lance Register, and Drew Simmelink


  • National American College of Physicians (ACP) Meeting Presentations (March 2017, San Diego, CA):  Dr. Jasna Ikanovic


  • North Carolina ACP Meeting Presentations (February 2017, Durham, NC):  Drs. Todd Gandy, Jasna Ikanovic, and Drew Simmelink


  • Southern Society of General Internal Medicine Meeting (February 2017, New Orleans, LA):  Drs. Ashley Matusz-Fisher, Aaron Goodwin, Drew Simmelink, and Linsey Spence


  • National Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Meeting Presentations (January 2017, Honolulu, HI):  Drs. Todd Gandy, Cory Gunn, Lance Register, and Anthony Roohollahi


  • National American Society of Hematology (ASH) Meeting Presentations (December 2016, San Diego, CA):  Dr. Megan Jagosky


  • National American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Meeting Presentations (October 2016, Las Vegas, NV):  Drs. Stephen Beasley, Daniel Herlihy, and Linsey Spence


  • North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) Meeting Presentations (September 2016, Greensboro, NC):  Dr. Blake Goodbar; Winner of top overall clinical vignette poster award

"I had my sights set on a hematology/oncology fellowship when I entered residency.  I knew that in order to be competitive and well-rounded, I would need research experience.  Our residency program is smaller and supportive, and therefore the opportunities for scholarly activity are numerous!  I reached out to my program director and the attending physicians with whom I had worked during my hematology/oncology rotation, and everyone was excited to help.  After two years, I have published two case reports and one literature review, helped write a chapter for a peer-reviewed book, and presented three posters at local and national conferences.  In addition, I currently am working on another review article and submitting two abstracts to American Society of Hematology this summer."

                                                                        -Megan Jagosky, MD (PGY-3 resident)

"Our smaller residency program has provided me many opportunities to work closely with attending physicians on and off the wards through joining research projects or sharing interesting cases.  I've especially enjoyed our department's support in terms of funds and time allotted for travel to scientific meetings.  This has allowed me to present cases in North Carolina, New Mexico, and Toronto, Canada at various regional and national meetings.  The department also actively encourages residents to seek a variety of scholarly activities and includes an appointed resident liaison to assist new members of our team in finding niches that may interest them." 

                                                                        -Jasna Ikanovic, MD (PGY-3 resident)

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