MDFMR residents are required to complete two scholarly activity projects, one of which must be a quality improvement project. Residents in a designated osteopathic position also engage in osteopathic scholarship by delivering a presentation to the MDFMR community on an osteopathic topic.

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

  • Observational study of co-sleeping with animals and daytime sleepiness
  • Predictors of treatment retention in postpartum women prescribed buprenorphine during pregnancy
  • Marijuana exposure and maternal & fetal outcomes in opioid dependent pregnant women maintained on buprenorphine
  • Exploring unintended pregnancy among women with opiate dependency
  • Improving advanced care planning rates in a population of older adults
  • Application of deep breathing exercises in ED patients to decrease stress
  • Numerous case presentations and publications