Clinical Research iconDepartment of Family and Preventive Medicine (DFPM) Clinical faculty routinely attend and present at national conferences such as the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the North American Primary Care Research Group.

DFPM Residents are encouraged and supported in research through four options:

  • Resident Journal Club – Residents apply the principles of evidence-based medicine in clinical practice.
  • PPFM – Practical Problems in Family Medicine– Residents research, prepare, and deliver patient-centered or disease-centered, evidence-based lectures on topics that are commonly encountered in Family Medicine.
  • Prevention Project –Residents review a clinically relevant office-based prevention topic, identify best clinical practices, assess FMC compliance with those practices, and make a high-quality scholarly presentation with emphasis on recommendations for improvement.
  • Research Rotation with clinical or community-based research faculty – Residents learn about the research process and are actively engaged in an ongoing research project.

Many residents highlight their work at the annual Intensive Review Course.

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Current Studies in Clinical Education and Research

Gaps in Resident Training and Patient Care in Management of Maternal Depression and its Impact on Child Well-Being

  • Utilized survey data gathered through the 2017 Council of Academic Family Medicine’s (CAFM) Educational Research Alliance (CERA) national survey of family medicine PDs.
  • Internally funded

Adult Drug Court (ADC): Understanding Promoters and Barriers to Uptake and Adherence of Oral Truvada for PrEP

  • In a collaboration between clinical and community researchers, this project will implement HIV education within the county Adult Drug Court
  • Funded by Gilead Investigator Sponsored Research

Preventive health care for LGBT patients

  • A series of studies examining the issues related to special populations
  • Internally funded

See a list of research by our clinical and community research faculty.