Research and scholarly activity is an important part of the training of our internal medicine residents. Mentors are available to guide residents through their clinical areas of interest. A minimum of one research project to be completed during the three years of training. Our residents have participated in many research projects in various subspecialties of medicine and they have presented their work at many reputable national and international meetings.
Residents get the opportunity to research on:
- Clinical trials
- Population-based research
- Large database analysis (NIS, NRD, NHANES, SEER)
- Quality improvement and patient safety
Program leadership works closely with research faculty to facilitate projects for our residents. A small group of faculty mentors reviews each research proposal to be sure that they are feasible and supervised. Our residents get the opportunity to conduct research projects. Dedicated research electives of two weeks are offered for residents.
Residents work in teams to create a research protocol with guidance from a faculty mentor and review topics such as research design, subjects and sampling, hypothesis testing, and data presentation.
ACGME requirement: All residents must complete a performance improvement projects related to quality improvement, patient safety and cost-effectiveness. The residents participate in root cause analysis (RCA) to analyze adverse events. They identify system errors and implement corrective action plans that include educational intervention and changes in the process of care.
The Department of Medicine has research noon conferences where the residents showcased their work regularly twice every month as a poster or oral presentation. GME conducts The Brooklyn Hospital Scholar’s Week every year during May, where residents from all departments compete to be either the first-, second- or third-place winners for their research. Affiliation with Mount Sinai provides the residents an opportunity to present at Annual Graduate Medical Education Research Day. Residents receive travel grant and education time to present their research projects. TBHC Internal Medicine residents have contributed research to many conferences (ACC, AHA, ACG, ACP, etc.) including presentations of abstracts and case reports. They’ve also published manuscripts in peer-reviewed medical journals.
IRB approval is required for all research activity, including DE-identified databases.
QI&PS (Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Department) has committees that aid our residents in conducting QI projects throughout the year.
SGU Master’s program in Biomedical Research:
TBHC sponsors Master’s program in Biomedical Research for the graduates of St. George University medical school in collaboration with Internal Medicine residency program.
Our Internal Medicine Scholar’s Week winners are below:
2021 Scholar's Week Winners | 2020 Scholar's Day Winners | 2019 Scholar's Day Winners
Some of our residents’ research work is listed below:
- Adverse Events After Left Atrial Appendage Closure: Lessons Learned From the Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) Database
- Outcomes of Obese Patients Bridged to Heart Transplantation with a Left Ventricular Assist Device
- Understanding the radial force of stroke thrombectomy devices to minimize vessel wall injury: Mechanical bench testing of radial force generated by a novel braided thrombectomy-assist device compared to laser-cut stent retrievers in simulated MCA vessel diameters
- Trends in Management and Outcomes of ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction in Patients with Liver Cirrhosis in the United States: Results from the National Inpatient Sample
- Temporal Trends And Differences In Clinical Outcomes After Acute Myocardial Infarction In Patients With Type 1 Versus Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Cross Sectional Analysis From The National Inpatient Sample 2000-2010
- Association Between Giant Cell Arteritis And Atrial Fibrillation: Results From The National Inpatient Sample
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine:
- Predicted Outcomes of Patients With Limited Life Expectancy Based on Triage Protocol During COVID-19 Pandemic.
- Clinical Characteristics and Outcome of Patients With COVID-19 Pneumonia. Inner City Hospital Experience.
- Utilization of Central Venous Oxygen Saturation As a Predictor of Successful Weaning of Mechanical Ventilation; An Inner City Hospital Experience
- Pulmonary Hypertension in Hospitalized Patients with Polycythemia Vera: Results from the National Inpatient Sample Database
- Primary Pulmonary Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma In a Young Male
- A Case Of Erythematous And Vesicular Rash In A Critically Ill Patient Admitted with SARS-CoV-2: Viral Or Multi-Drug Effect?
- Cardiac Arrest Secondary To R on T Phenomenon In a Post-PCI Patient
- Atypical Presentation of Dysphagia Lusoria In a Patient With Severe Scoliosis
- An Incidental Finding Of Bilateral Cervical Ribs In An Elderly Patient In The Intensive Care Unit
- A Case Of Bilateral Bochdalek Hernia In An Elderly Patient
- A Case Of Pneumothorax From Malpositioned Chest Tube Resulting In Esophageal Rupture Causing Esophageal Pleural Fistula
- Asymptomatic Empyema Secondary To Salmonella Enterica In An Immunocompromised Patient
- Detection Of Rare Blood Group Type In A Critically Ill Patient With Septic Shock
- Succinylcholine-induced Cardiac Arrest In A Young Patient With Malignant Hyperthermia
- Vanishing Lung Syndrome (VLS) Masquerading As Pneumothorax
- A Case of Human Herpesvirus 6 Encephalitis in a Healthy Young Immunocompetent Patient
- Septic Shock Outcomes In Elderly Critically Ill Patients
- A Case Report Of Diffuse Idiopathic Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Cell Hyperplasia (DIPNECH)
- Outcomes Of Obese Elderly Patients With Critical Illness
- A Tale of Unexplained Pneumotoxicity: The Dangers of Palbociclib
- Trends in Incidence, Mortality, and Costs Associated with Hospital Acquired Clostridium Difficile Infection: A 10-Year Nationwide Retrospective Study
- Esophageal Granular Cell Tumor: An Unusual Polypoid Lesion
- Minor Papillary Relief in a Type IA Choledochal Cyst: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
- Gastric Lymphoma, With Coexistence of HTLV-1
- The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon of Dieulafoy’s Lesion
Hematology & Oncology:
- Exploring the reactivity of 1,5-disubstituted sulfonyl-triazoles: Thermolysis and Rh (II)-catalyzed synthesis of α-sulfonyl nitriles
- Acute blood loss Anemia in Jehovah Witness
- Efficacy of second Line Chemotherapy following first Line triplet in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer
- 194P Efficacy of second line chemotherapy following first line triplet chemotherapy in advanced colorectal cancer (ACRC)
- Cecal Granular Cell Tumor: An Uncommon Site of an Uncommon Tumor
- An Extranodal Presentation of Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma, Not Otherwise Specified as Primary
- Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of Community- And Hospital-Acquired Acute Kidney Injury With COVID-19 in a US Inner City Hospital System
- Clinical Burden And Cost Analysis Of Pulmonary Hypertension In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease: A Cross Sectional Study From The National Inpatient Sample
- Fulminant Acute Kidney Injury in a Young Patient with Novel Coronavirus 2019.
- A Descriptive Study of Patients Admitted With CoVID-19
- Synergistic Effect of Ertapenem to Cefazolin in the Therapy of Pneumonia and Persistent Bacteremia Caused by Methicillin Sensitive Staphylococcus Aureus (MSSA)
- Lyme mixed with Babesia leading to a case of Febrile Haemolytic Anemia with Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH): A Case Report
- Mycobacterium arupense: A review article on an emerging potential pathogen in the Mycobacterium terrae complex
- Geospatial Distribution and Trends in Community Acquired Clostridium Difficile Infections: A Population-Based Retrospective Study
- Asymptomatic MAC Incidentally Diagnosed in an Immunocompetent Patient