MDFMR residents are required to complete two scholarly projects, one of which must be a quality improvement project. Residents in a designated osteopathic position also engage in osteopathic scholarship by leading a Journal Club with osteopathic content or integrating osteopathic principles and practice into a didactic or conference presentation.

Examples of recent projects our residents have been involved with include:

  • Feasibility of studying OMT for infants having difficulty breastfeeding
  • Association of food insecurity and chronic disease markers
  • Exploring unintended pregnancy among women with opiate use disorder
  • Improving advance care planning rates in a population of older adults
  • Eye movement disorders in children born to women maintained on buprenorphine during pregnancy
  • Impact of Covid-19 on direct primary care practice
  • Numerous case presentations and publications