Residency Programs

Research and Quality Improvement

Research and QI Projects

Research and quality improvement projects are mandated by ACGME and the program.

Two-week rotation in each year is devoted to research. 

Each resident meets with Don McLean, Director of Behavioral Science to develop a project and to understand the steps necessary to complete the project. Don has been published in peer reviewed journals three times and is responsible for bringing in $10 million worth of grants from the National Institutes of Health and other governmental agencies and departments.

A medical librarian also spends time with the resident to review articles pertinent to the project.

Projects are initiated in the first year and an abstract is produced.  In the second and third years projects are developed and a poster presentation of each project is presented to the medical center staff.

Projects are submitted for presentation at national conferences. If projects are accepted the program sends the resident(s) to those conferences.

Residents’ projects have been accepted at:

  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) National Conference
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) National Conference
  • ACOPF Future Leaders Conference
  • and more

To learn more, contact Don McLean at Don.McLean@nfmmc.org 

Contact Us

To learn more about our
Family Medicine Residency Program contact:

Megan Wentland
Program Coordinator
621 10th Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14302
Phone: (716) 278-4618

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