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Research is a required part of the Med-Peds curriculum at the University of Maryland. All Med-Peds residents complete a senior research project for both Medicine and Pediatrics. Internal Medicine projects involve a written manuscript and oral presentation to the residency program on a chosen topic. Many manuscripts have been successfully submitted for publication. Seniors on Pediatrics participate in original research, with the goal of familiarizing the resident with the process of IRB approval, data collection and analysis. Pediatric research projects have been accepted for publication and presentation at national meetings. Med-Peds residents have published in Pediatrics and presented at regional ACP meetings and national meetings like the IDSA.

Our residents are involved in a variety of research projects each year. Below are a few of the current projects our residents are working on this year. Many of our residents work together on projects, and you will notice that several topics are being studies by residents in various classes.


PGY 4 Class:

  • Improving Advanced Directive rates at our Internal Medicine resident clinic
  • Assessing the utility of a Pediatric insulin sliding on the inpatient Pediatrics floor
  • Assessing social determinants of health at our Internal Medicine resident clinic and providing appropriate resources
  • Administering bicycle helmets at our Pediatrics resident clinic
  • Improving Pediatric resident care for transgender patients
  • Developing a transitional care curriculum for Pediatric and Internal Medicine residents

PGY 3 Class:

  • Assessing the stigma of tuberculosis treatment in South Africa
  • Studying rifampin hepatotoxicity
  • Use of respiratory viral panel in the inpatient Pediatric setting
  • Developing an opiate abuse and treatment curriculum for Pediatrics residents
  • Assessing the utility of a Pediatric insulin sliding on the inpatient Pediatrics floor
  • Assessing social determinants of health at our Internal Medicine resident clinic and providing appropriate resources
  • Improving Pediatric resident care for transgender patients

PGY 2 Class:

  • Improving ICU transfers
  • Developing an opiate abuse and treatment curriculum for Pediatrics residents
  • Developing a transitional care curriculum for Pediatric and Internal Medicine residents
  • Assessing social determinants of health at our Internal Medicine resident clinic and providing appropriate resources