Academic Opportunities

Residents Participate in Academic Research

The Scripps Family Medicine Residency Program offers research opportunities to trainees. Each resident participates in a community-oriented primary care project (COPC), a systematic approach to health care based on principles derived from epidemiology, primary care, preventive medicine and health promotion. All residents complete a scholarly project using a community-based participatory model.

Existing community-based research activities within the department include:

  • Childhood obesity prevention
  • Home-based falls assessment in the elderly
  • Maternity care outcomes

Resident-led projects are varied, and include projects that span many years, including group prenatal visits, sports medicine projects, nutrition/cooking classes for high school students, student mentoring and elementary school wellness projects.