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Scholarly Activity and Community Engagement: Main Page

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Population Health and Scholarship


The Curriculum

We require both a community engagement project/participation, and scholarly activity.  We encourage residents to use their community engagement as the basis for their scholarly activity if possible, though that won't always work- and we don't want to discourage participation in community engagement.  


Examples of UNM Family Medicine Resident Scholarly Projects


Family Medicine faculty research projects are listed here.



February:  Population Health and Scholarship 1.  Begin project proposal, complete sections 1-3.



July:  Population Health and Scholarship 2.  Finalize proposal sections 1-3, begin draft of sections 4-9.

October:  Final project proposal due, sections 1-9.

February:  Present project progress at clinic based resident school

June:  Present scholarly project at Scholars Day (poster presentation)


** Check in periodically throughout the year with project mentors (FM and Public Health faculty) **



February:  Present scholarly project at NMAFP conference (poster)


Consider presenting scholarly project at the STFM Spring conference or other local/regional/national/international conferences.  

Conference suggestions and tips on preparing a poster: Conference and Presentation Opportunities


Community Engagement is important for population health, and something we value highly in our department. It is a process of involving community members in designing, implementing, and evaluating solutions to problematic conditions they are affected by. This partnership makes use of a community's own resources and strengths. Such engagement or participation should stem from the needs and desires of the community.

For our purposes, community engagement can also be more loosely defined as our efforts to improve the health of our patients that occur outside the boundaries of our usual clinical work. The community itself can even be considered broadly: from the communities of our continuity clinics to communities of our patients that we work with elsewhere (i.e. our hospital services). 


Scholarly Activity entails contribution to knowledge available to the discipline of family medicine and/or its subspecialty fellowship areas.  


The ACGME guidelines for scholarly activity in Family Medicine can be found here.


Tips for designing a scholarly project: Developing scholarly projects in education a primer for medical teachers.pdf



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