Help Desk Answers are concise written responses to clinical questions that are published in the journal Evidence-Based Practice a publication of the Family Physician Inquiries Network. Each PGY 2 resident works with a faculty mentor to formulate a question, search the literature, and provide an evidence based answer that is then peer reviewed and published for wide distribution.
Quality Improvement activities in the residency include patient care metrics, patient satisfaction assessment, and team based quality initiatives. These projects require a literature review and poster presentation at a variety of scholarship events including NorthShore Department of Family Medicine’s annual Scholarship Day and University of Chicago Pritzker SOM’s Medical Education Day.
A Research Track elective allows interested residents to learn the process of conducting clinical based research from forming a hypothesis to publishing and disseminating the findings at local, regional and national medical meetings. The research track requires 2 years of commitment through the resident’s elective rotations and starts early in the PGY 2 year of training. Track participants are granted a stipend to fund training, expenses and travel.