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All of our third year residents write a Clinical Inquiry for publication in the The Journal of Family Practice and American Family Physician, with help from faculty co-authors (most notably, Jon Neher, M.D, who is also the Editor in Chief at Family Physicians Inquiries Network), plus a medical librarian from the University of Washington Health Sciences Library.  The faculty 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.

A sampling of published Clinical Inquires by some of our graduates are linked below.