Scholarly Development

The crux of family medicine is patient-care. For that reason, our resident scholarship requirements are geared towards tangible outcomes in our daily patients. Each resident will participate in an on-going quality project that occurs in the outpatient clinic and led by a faculty member. Each resident will join a hospital quality Improvement team, also led by a faculty member, that aims to target issues in our hospital.  

The Rochester Academic Family Medicine Clinic areas of focus are: 

  • Disease screening (pap smears, mammograms, colonoscopies) 

  • Diabetes management 

  • Coronary artery disease management 

  • Well child visits 

  • COPD and asthma management 

  • Hypertension management 

  • Medicare Wellness Visits 

The Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital areas of focus and teams are: 

  • C. difficile infection control 

  • Fall prevention 

  • Congestive heart failure clinic engagement 

  • Readmission rates 

  • Catheter associated urinary tract infections