All of our third year residents write a Clinical Inquiry for publication in the Journal of Family Practice and American Family Physician, with help from two faculty co-authors (Gary Kelsberg, M.D. and Jon Neher, M.D.), plus a medical librarian from the University of Washington Health Sciences Library. Drs. Kelsberg and Neher provide direct guidance via workshop sessions with senior residents (see Residency Workshops).
Residents have the option of composing their own questions from problems they have encountered in their clinical practice. In addition to satisfying the ACGME Family Medicine Review Committee requirement for "resident scholarly work", writing the Clinical Inquiry gives residents practical experience researching the best evidence, analyzing it, and applying it to care for their patients. Their research contribution benefits everyone, since the Journal of Family Practice and American Family Physician are read worldwide and Clinical Inquiries are often among the most popular features.
Published Clinical Inquires by some of our graduates are linked below.
- For those published in Journal of Family Practice, click on article title link, then on PDF title link under View/Open on that page.
- For those published in American Family Physician, click on article title link to be taken to an article summary (full article accessible to those who have a subscription to AFP).
(Journal of Family Practice, September 2015, Resident Author: Johnny Shum, DO)
(American Family Physician, September 2015, Resident Author: James Lee, MD)
(Journal of Family Practice, October 2015, Resident Author: Angie Eakin, MD)
(Journal of Family Practice, November 2015, Resident Author: Andrew Ashbaugh, DO)
(Journal of Family Practice, February 2016, Resident Author: Telly Russell, MD)
(Journal of Family Practice, March 2016, Resident Author: Taralee Adams, DO)