Altru Family Medicine Residency


  • The curriculum must advance residents’ knowledge of the basic principles of research, including how research is conducted, evaluated, explained to patients, and applied to patient care.
  • Residents should participate in scholarly activity.
  • Residents should complete two scholarly activities, at least one of which should be a quality improvement project.
  • The sponsoring institution and program should allocate adequate educational resources to facilitate resident involvement in scholarly activities.
                                                               ACGME Program Requirements for Family Medicine, IV, B


  • Residents are instructed in literature appraisal skills and then encouraged to develop and evaluate them at journal club, with the completion of scholarly activities, and on clinical rotations.
  • Each resident is required to complete at least two scholarly activities throughout three years of residency training.
  • Each resident is required to the primary presenter of an internal medicine topic of his/her choice as part of the Internal Medicine lecture series at Altru Health System. Each presentation will meet criteria to be eligible for granting of CME credit for physicians in attendance and will adhere to guidelines necessary to qualify as such activity.
  • A second project will include completion of a Part IV quality improvement module through the ABFM which is required for advancement from PGY II to PGY III.
  • Additional scholarly activities are encouraged.
  • All necessary support from the Health System will be provided to allow successful and meaningful completion of the scholarly activities.
  • Scholarly activity will be overseen by the Director of Scholarly Activity as appointed by the Program Director.