Resident Research

All residents are required to participate in scholarly activity, including basic science research, clinical research, case reports, clinical vignettes, quality improvement, or medical education projects. GW has multiple opportunities for research in various fields. Residents perform research projects under the guidance of our clinical faculty, basic scientists at our School of Medicine and Health Sciences, faculty at the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health, faculty from NIH, or faculty from the VA Medical Center. Residents have the option to participate in a research elective for dedicated time towards a research project. 

All PGY2 residents participate in a Research and Writing Curriculum to help residents identify interests, enhance research and writing skills, and connect with mentors in their areas of interest. The program provides poster templates and editing help for all residents presenting their work at conferences. The department pays expenses for first-author residens to present their work at major national meetings (up to one a year).

In addition to presenting abstracts at major regional and national conferences, GW is quite active in the local chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP), through which housestaff submit abstracts for poster or podium presentation at our chapter's regional meetings each year. Residents may also submit research for presentation at The George Washington University Research Day in the spring, where the GME office presents three resident research awards.  All PGY2s are required to submit their QI project as an abstract for poster presentation at GWU's Research Day.

The following list is a selection of medicine-related peer-reviewed manuscript publications, book chapters, and books written by our most recent graduating class and current residents. Our residents have also had numerous abstracts published and give poster and oral presentations at many regional and national meetings. 


See our Residents in action:

Featured above is Dr. Danielle Engskow (class of 2020) as the case presenter on The Clinical Problem Solvers in May 2020.

Featured above are Drs Jony Czeresnia and Karan Singh presenting at virtual Grand Rounds