Support Resident Research

Excellence in graduate medical education of Internal Medicine residents and outstanding clinical patient care must be accompanied by the promotion of state-of-the-art clinical, basic and translational biomedical research to improve the health status of the public at large and to prepare for the health care challenges of the future.

The Department of Medicine and Duke Internal Medicine Residency Program leadership promote and nurture academic curiosity, scholarship, innovation, and resident research to train the next generation of clinical investigators and physician-scientists.

To support resident scholarship, innovation, and research activities, the Department of Medicine provides funding for resident research projects, research events and travel funds to attend and present scholarly activity and research findings at scientific meetings:

The Faculty Resident Research Grants provide up to $2,000 per research proposal, part of which may be utilized for travel to scientific meetings to present research results. The grant review process involves selection of the proposals for funding by a faculty committee. In the 2013-2014 academic year, a total of 23 Faculty Resident Research Grants were approved for funding by the Program Leadership and the Department of Medicine.

Residents present their research projects and findings in June of each academic year during Resident Research Day. Faculty and residents review and discuss their research findings in a stimulating environment during poster sessions and oral presentations, followed by the presentation of the annual research prizes for residents, the Califf Medicine Resident Research Awards.

The Residency Program provides Travel Grants for residents to attend and present their research abstracts and papers as posters or oral presentations at state, regional and national medical society or scientific meetings.

The funds are used for Duke Internal Medicine residents to carry out their research projects and may be budgeted specifically to purchase research supplies for laboratory research, clinical database preparation and management, statistical analysis, poster preparation, publications costs of manuscripts, and travel to scientific meetings to present research findings. Research proposals and budgets are reviewed and approved by a faculty committee, the leadership of the Residency Program, and the Department of Medicine.

Your support of the Duke Internal Medicine Residency Program and Resident Scholarship and Research is greatly appreciated and will have a significant impact on the mission of the Department of Medicine.