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.

Resident-led projects are varied, and include projects that span multiple years, including:

  • group prenatal visits and maternity care outcomes
  • childhood obesity prevention
  • home-based falls assessments in the elderly
  • sports medicine projects
  • nutrition/cooking classes for high school students
  • high school student mentoring
  • elementary school wellness