Scholarly Project

Each resident will be required to present a scholarly activity project. Residents are expected to work on this project during the first two years of residency and presenting during the third year before graduation. The resident will discuss the progress on their project every six months during their evaluation meeting with the program director. 

Following are the research projects presented in May 2018 by the senior residents:

William Britton, IV, MD
“Comparing Smartphone-Based Digital Ophthalmoscope and Traditional Ophthalmoscope Funduscopic Examination in Emergency Medicine Residents”
Mentors: Tedd J. Welniak, MD & Donny Suh, MD

June Burn, MD
"Retrospective Analysis of Poison Center Recommendations for ECG Monitoring in Pediatric Unintentional Ingestions of QT- Prolonging Drugs"
Mentor: Ronald Kirschner, MD

Paul German, MD
“Snow Days - The Correlation of Severe Weather and Emergency Department Patient Volumes “
Mentor: Aaron Barksdale, MD

Saleem Jafilan, MD
“A Retrospective Review to Assess for Correlation of Hematuria on Urinalysis and CT Confirmed Urolithiasis in Emergency Department Patients”
Mentor: Aaron Barksdale, MD

Daniel Johnson, MD
“A Retrospective Review to Evaluate for the Correlation of Needle Type (Traumatic vs Atraumatic) on the Incidence of Post Lumbar Puncture Headache”
Mentor: Aaron Barksdale, MD

Andrew Keralis, MD
“Utilization and Efficacy of the "Pan Scan" in the Adult Blunt Trauma Patient: A Single Center Retrospective Review”
Mentor: Cynthia Hernandez, MD

Bryan Motwani, DO
“Routine Proximal Imaging in Distal Forearm Fractures May Be Excessive”
Mentor: Ross Mathiasen, MD

Nichole Schafer, MD
“How Many Infections Are We Missing by Omitting Pelvic Exams in First Trimester Vaginal Bleeding in the Emergency Department?”
Mentor: Aaron Barksdale, MD

Nathan Swenson, MD
“Effects of Sodium Glucose Co-Transporter 2 Inhibitor Ingestion Reported to U.S. Poison Centers “
Mentor: Ronald Kirschner, MD

The Program also encourages resident participation in outside scholarly projects in addition to the required Senior Research project.  Travel to regional and/or national presentations is available to residents who are accepted to present.