Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Department of Medicine

Research Activity

All residents are expected to complete a scholarly project during their three years of training. This requirement can be met through a number of activities and does not require the resident to perform basic or clinical research.

Options for the scholarly project include:

  • Completing a basic or clinical research project with one of our nationally renowned faculty and providing a report of the results
  • Completing a literature review of an important topic
  • Submitting an essay on a psychosocial aspect of Medicine, including physician-patient communications, ethics, managed care, care of the dying or professionalism
  • Submitting a case report for a regional meeting or for publication (acceptance is not required)
  • Presenting one of our resident clinico-pathological conferences
  • Presenting Morbidity & Mortality Conference
  • Submitting an article for publication in the Jefferson Medicine forum


Resident Spotlight:
Amisha Ahuja, MD, recently completed a rotation with ABC News in New York, where she had the opportunity to explore some important topics:

Amazing Advancements Against Cancer, But Not Everyone Benefits

Pregnant Women Should Get The Flu Vaccine, But Only Half Actually Do

Fewer Young People Are Dying In The U.S., But Minorities Are Harder Hit

Great job Amisha!