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Resident presenting poster to groupThe Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics are strongly committed to supporting the individualized career development of Medicine-Pediatrics residents.

The University of Rochester Medicine-Pediatrics Residency program offers a research track for residents to pursue mentored scholarly work during their second, third, and fourth years of training. The primary goal of the research track is to provide structured mentorship to complete a scholarly project and develop the skills necessary for future academic careers and/or subspecialty careers. Mentorship is provided to assist with project design, methodology, and implementation. Residents in the track meet on a regular basis to discuss their ongoing projects with their peers and mentors. The research experience culminates with a peer and faculty reviewed project. With successful completion of this track, residents receive “Distinction in Research” upon graduation.

Med-Peds Research Track

Scholarly activity encompasses a broad range of projects including hypothesis driven research, educational projects, in-depth topic reviews, quality improvement projects, and advocacy projects. Based on the specific project proposal, acceptable projects may fall into one of the following categories:

Primary Data Collection and Analysis

  • Surveys (residency surveys, patients surveys)
  • Existing projects already underway


Quality Improvement Projects
(requires rigorous assessment)

  • Model - Plan, Do, Study, Act
  • Improvement in the delivery of care at Culver Medical Group (CMG)
  • Inpatient QI/QA projects

Secondary Data Analysis

  • NAMCS, NHAMCS, NHANES, MEPS, other local and national data sets
  • URMC data sets


Educational Projects 

(requires rigorous assessment)

  • Curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation

Three Residents with Posters

The Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics have nationally recognized faculty researchers, and Med-Peds residents have full access to their skills and mentorship.

To learn more about resident research, please visit our Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency program pages.


Robert Fortuna, M.D., M.P.H.
(585) 654-5432, ext. 1049

Culver Medical Group
913 Culver Road
Rochester, NY 14609