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Resident Research

The Rowan Family Medicine Residency Program requires all residents complete and present an original research project during their training. We offer a 2 week research rotation under the direction of our research directors in the beginning of PGY2 to identify a research mentor, set up the research projects and submit for IRB approval.

Our residents present their research at a national or regional level in PGY3, and are offered a $1,125 research stipend to cover associated travel costs. 

Current Research Projects Include:


  • Who has more grit, Allopathic vs. Osteopathic Physician across various specialties
  • Obesity as a risk factor for cognitive functioning
  • How does glucometer affect patient self-efficacy in addressing diabetes?
  • Compliance in diabetic patients via telehealth visits
  • OMT effects of COVID interruptions to treatment
  • Preferences of Telemedicine services
  • Education impact comparing in person and online didactic teaching
  • Why aren't more patients implementing OMT in their care management in Family Medicine?

Award-Winning Resident Research

Patient Perception about Dietary Weight Loss Supplements versus Anti-Obesity Medications 

Keerthi Surampudy, DO '20

2nd Place, Resident Original Research at the 2020 Annual ACOFP Convention 

Do self-assessment tools for melanoma increase skin cancer screenings?

Christen Ground, DO '19

1st Place, Resident Original Research at the 2019 Annual ACOFP Convention 

 

Identification of Physician Barriers to Advanced Care Planning

Audrey Oakley, DO '19

Honorable Mention, Resident Original Research at the 2019 Annual ACOFP Convention 

“Start Talkin’ ”: Stimulating Tobacco Cessation Counseling at Point of Care

Amanda Cardella, DO '17

1st Place, Resident Original Research at the 2017 Annual ACOFP Convention 

 

Parental Decision Making Regarding Vaccination of Their Children Against Human Papilloma Virus

Jennifer Sepede, DO '17

Honorable Mention, Resident Original Research at the 2017 Annual ACOFP Convention