Internal Medicine Research Opportunities
All residents design and conduct an individual, IRB-approved research project during their residency. The Department of Internal Medicine has its own center for research known as OPERA (Office for Promotion of Excellence in Research and Academia). The primary function of OPERA is to provide residents support and guidance through the research process. Able to provide all levels of support, having a dedicated office for research is an outstanding resource for residents and faculty alike. All of our graduating residents present their findings at our yearly research day.
In addition to research, all residents prepare abstracts for state and national conferences. In 2011-2012, residents were selected to present their abstract at the ACP Associates Conference, with one resident being selected to present at the State ACP meeting. In addition, two residents were selected to present their abstract at the National ACP conference. Multiple individual residents have presented their research at relevant national subspecialty meetings and the department is very supportive of these endeavors.