Faculty Scholarly Activity

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ACGME Faculty Scholarly Activity – Scholarship must be demonstrated by the program director and all program faculty as a whole for a five-year interval in at least three of the following domains:

  • Research in basic science, education, translational science, patient care, or population health.
  • Peer-reviewed grants.
  • Quality improvement and/or patient safety initiatives.
  • Systematic reviews, meta-analyses, review articles, chapters in medical textbooks, or case reports.
  • Creation of curricula, evaluation tools, didactic educational activities, or electronic educational materials.
  • Contribution to professional committees, educational organizations, or editorial boards.
  • Innovations in education.

What is Considered Faculty Scholarly Activity? 
Participation within and external to the residency program by the following methods:

  • Grand rounds presentation
  • Poster presentation
  • Workshop presentation
  • Quality improvement presentation
  • Podium presentation
  • Grants for which faculty member had a leadership role (PI, Co-PI, or site director)
  • Non-peer-reviewed print or electronic resource development
  • Articles or publications
  • Book chapters
  • Textbooks
  • Webinar presentation
  • Held responsibility for seminars, conference series, or course coordination (such as arrangement of presentations and speakers, organization of materials, assessment of participants' performance) for any didactic training within the sponsoring institution or program. This includes training modules for medical students, residents, fellows and other health professionals. This does not include single presentations such as individual lectures or conferences.
  • Leadership role on a professional committee
  • Serving as a journal reviewer, journal editorial board member, or journal editor

Faculty Requirement:

All faculty must participate in scholarly activity methods in addition to peer-reviewed publications.


Faculty Mentor for Research Course

This optional course is designed for physicians responsible for mentoring medical residents in applied clinical research. Participants will learn how to take an inventory of resources available for conducting research, as well as how to assess the knowledge and skills of research team members. Also, participants will learn how to apply their leadership skills to leading a research team through data collection and analysis and on through collaborative writing and presentation. By the end of this course, participants will have designed an original, retrospective research study, analyzed and interpreted the data, and prepared a manuscript suitable for submission for publication. For more information, faculty can contact gme@kcumb.edu.