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Achieving Scholarship in Residency

University of Kansas, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Our residents are very successful in disseminating scholarship while in training (see list from Class of 2020 below). While categorical residents are required to conduct two scholarly activities during their residency, most easily surpass this. The residency program offers up to 9 weeks of protected elective research time over three years of categorical training. Furthermore, residents are offered longitudinal protected research time during their ambulatory +1 week. For trainees actively pursuing academic careers as an investigator in basic science or clinical research, a research pathway allows for protected time in the schedule to complete a clinical research project and/or write a grant proposal. Residents can enter into this pathway as a PGY1 or PGY2 for a designated research schedule in their second or third year of residency training.

In order to facilitate resident research involvement, our program has appointed Research Liaisons from subspecialty divisions. Liaisons connect residents with appropriate project mentors based on their interests, type of experience, and level of involvement they are seeking (i.e. research grants, manuscript, oral presentation, abstract, case report, QI project, etc.). They serve as a "first stop" to point you in the right direction when considering research in a particular field.

Below is a list of our current research liaisons:

  • Cardiovascular Medicine: Dr. Kamal Gupta,
  • Endocrinology, Metabolism and Genetics: Dr. Rudruidee Karnchanasorn,
  • Gastroenterology: Dr. Mitesh Patel,
  • Hematology: Dr. Heather Male,
  • Oncology: Dr. Anup Kasi,
  • Infectious Disease: Dr. Jessica Newman,
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine: Dr. Laura Thomas,

If your field of interest is not listed above, please reach out to Dr. Benjamin Quick ( to help get connected.

Our robust framework for involving residents in scholarship has provided numerous opportunities for local, regional, and national dissemination of their work at conferences and in medical journals. The department provides travel funds to assist with making this dissemination possible.

Follow the button below to see highlights of the major scholarly activity of our residents who graduated in 2020. This list reflects a flavor of our scholarship but is not all-inclusive:  

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The One University Open Access Author Fund at The University of Kansas (KU)

KU's One University Open Access (OA) Author Fund is designed to heighten the visibility and accessibility of the University's scholarship and to support faculty, staff and graduate students in all KU/KUMC disciplines who choose to publish in open access journals that require author-fees for accepted manuscripts. It is intended for authors with limited sources of funding that allow for open access publication charges. $25,000 of funding has been approved for distribution over one year.

The OA Author Fund is made possible by contributions from the offices of KU Provost, KU Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Studies, and KUMC Vice Chancellor for Research.

Please review the application requirements and apply here: Complete the OA Author Fund request form

See the OA Author Fund Awards page for a list of previous awardees.
Find the OA Author Fund Annual Reports page here.

Last modified: Sep 23, 2020