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Resident QI | Research Training

As part of residency education, UTHSC offers two unique programs for resident physicians in primary care disciplines wanting to pursue careers in academic medicine, quality improvement, or health system leadership. With these advanced training options, we want to drive innovation, quality improvement, and health system transformation while advancing the practice of primary care. 

Find out more about the Health Care Quality Scholars program and the Health Outcomes Research Scholars programs described below. If you have questions or want more information, please scan our FAQs, get in touch with your program's contact (below), email Jim Bailey, MD, MPH, or call at 901-448-2475.

The Health System Research Fellowship, a one- or two-year program, is currently in development. 

Meet the current Health Care Quality Scholars!

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The Health Care Quality Scholars program provides advanced training in quality improvement and applied research during residency after the PGY-1 year. Scholars will participate in the program for at least one year during which their schedules will be adjusted to help accommodate the Scholars program requirements. Residents must apply and be accepted to both the Health Care Quality Scholars Program and the certificate program of their choice (listed below) and must meet the full requirements of their selected academic program. Scholars may also participate in advanced Lean Six Sigma and/or motivational interviewing training and certification.

Those interested in the following certificates at the University of Memphis can pursue them but at their own cost for tuition:

The Health Outcomes Research Scholars program begins in the last year of residency (i.e., PGY-3 or PGY-4) and extends residency for an additional year. Scholars participate in the program for two years, and their schedules will be adjusted to help accommodate the Scholars program requirements. Residents must apply and be accepted to both the Health Outcomes Research Scholars Program and the graduate program of their choice (listed below) and must meet the full requirements of their selected academic program. Scholars may also participate in advanced Lean Six Sigma and/or motivational interviewing training and certification.

Health Outcomes Research Scholars will:

Tuition waiver is possible but requires enrolling in 9 credit hours per semester and 10-15 hours per week of supervised research related to an ongoing departmental research (to be decided by the graduate program director). Students must remain in good standing in the College of Graduate Health Sciences to be offered a renewal of the tuition waiver from semester to semester at the program’s discretion and subject to the Dean’s approval.

 The UTHSC Health System Research Fellowship program is currently in development. For more information, please contact Jim Bailey, MD, MPH, at jeb@uthsc.edu.

Program Contacts

Internal Medicine Rob Bradsher, MD bradsher@uthsc.edu 901.448.5814
Family Medicine (Jackson) Gregg Mitchell, MD gmitche2@uthsc.edu 731.927.8444
Med-Peds Dan Wells, MD dwells2@uthsc.edu 901.287.6063
Ob-GYN Owen Phillips, MD, MPH ophillip@uthsc.edu 901.448.4772
Pediatrics Elisha McCoy, MD emccoy@uthsc.edu 901.287.6292
Psychiatry Iverson Bell, MD  ibell@uthsc.edu 901.448.1679
UTHSC Certificate Information Simonne Nouer, MD, PhD snouer@uthsc.edu 901.448.5189

Last Published: Jun 25, 2020