University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University, are all among the leading institutions in research nationwide. We pride ourselves in being one of the most well-funded academic institutions in the country. Residents pursue research projects and scholarly work based on their academic interests, supported by rich institutional resources, including:

  • Curricula in research
  • Financial support
  • Invested mentors
  • Librarian support
  • Quality improvement
  • Statistical support

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Focus

Quality improvement and patient safety are both heavily emphasized at University Hospitals and UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. Using an innovative med-peds quality improvement curriculum, residents learn the basic principles of the model for improvement. They also learn how to design a QI project during the first two years of residency to prepare them to complete a QI project by the end of their residency. This project may also serve as a scholarly activity. Additional rotations or elective in QI can be pursued and are encouraged.

Research Opportunities

Each resident participates in scholarly activity and presents poster(s) summarizing their work. Many residents use this opportunity to publish their research in peer-reviewed journals or present their work at nationwide conferences. Mentoring resources are widely available at the following:

The Senior Project Provides Focused Research Opportunities

At a minimum, each resident pursues at least one scholarly project during the course of their residency training. Traditionally known as "The Senior Project", this experience gives our residents an opportunity to perform focused research projects in an area of interest with a faculty mentor. A research curriculum teaches the fundamentals of research design and there is support given for study design and data analysis. The culmination of these efforts is the presentation of these projects at the Department of Medicine Research Day and UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital's Science Day, an all-day scientific symposium that has been a UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital tradition for more than 30 years.

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