Community Health of South Florida, Inc. medical and psychiatry residents are shaping the future of patient care and improving people’s lives through their research. In fact, their research is so compelling they have been asked to present at both state and national levels for organizations such as the Florida Psychiatric Society and the American Psychiatric Association.
“There are a lot of quality improvement projects in progress here at CHI,” said Dr. Mary Kerwin, DO, the upcoming co-chief resident of CHI’s Department of Psychiatry. “Everyone is doing impactful work, like practice-based research, to help the community beyond direct patient care.”
“Our residents have the opportunity to do practice-based research with real-world impact,” said Dr. Saint Anthony Amofah, CHI’s Chief Medical Officer and Chief Academic Officer. “These are activities that make a difference in the lives of the patients we take care of. They’re ideas that have the potential to make a difference across the country. That’s powerful.”
CHI resident researchers have shared their noteworthy findings with important professionals in the industry and were awarded for doing so. Residents Dr. Stefanny Santana and Dr. Ashely Fleuristal won 2nd place for their presentation. They were also recognized for the impact of their research on weight loss in family medicine.
“This is what sets us apart—the practice-based research that makes a huge difference in the lives of the patients we care for,” said Dr. Amofah. “And it’s gaining attention.”
These opportunities improve quality patient care and attract first-rate residents nationwide.
It also offers residents practice-based learning, development of new skills, networking opportunities and recognition.
CHI residents are well-positioned to excel and shape the future of their careers.
- 2nd Place Winners for Poster Presentation
- 2021 Family Medicine Cares Resident Service Award for your service project, “Community Health Weight Loss Initiative.”
- “Optimization of Statin Therapy in CAD in Community Practice”
- “Is Telepsychiatry Effective for Racial-Ethnic Minorities in a Community Healthcare Setting?”
- Neuropsychiatric Presentation of Temple Lobe Epilepsy: A case study
- Disparities in dementia care at US mental health care facilities: Analysis of US nationwide data from 2010 to 2020
- “Exploring the Association Between Electronic Wearable Device Use and Levels of Physical Activity Among Individuals With Depression and Anxiety”