Research & Scholarly Work


In accordance with ACGME common program requirements, as well as the spirit of academic medicine, The Wright Center provides a robust research curriculum brought to life through the research opportunities that we provide to our residents and the scholarly work that they produce.

A core belief at The Wright Center is that it takes far more than medical knowledge to create the next generation of physician leaders. Our research curriculum has application in all ACGME and AOA areas of competence.

Our residents acquire the skills needed to contribute to respected literature and thereby come to appreciate its intrinsic value in practice and quality of care. In teaching our residents the skills necessary for evidence-based research, The Wright Center shapes curiosity into an appreciation for lifelong learning. By graduation, each resident has learned to fuse quality improvement evidence with practice-based learning – the driving force for which all research is initiated and investigated.

The Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC) research project requirement allows residents to build skills in problem identification, problem solving, and need-based intervention on the community level. Residents work with interdisciplinary teams within their community health center setting to identify needs of relevant stakeholders, plan and develop an intervention, and implement their intervention. This is an opportunity for residents to contribute to the increased well-being of the communities they serve, particularly the underserved populations treated within their community health center setting. Beyond their daily complex medical needs, community health center patients typically face social and societal challenges that can be addressed in partnership with community stakeholders. In the COPC model, practitioners are able to leverage community partnerships to enhance patient care leading to increased quality.

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Program Outline

Recent Publications and Presentations

Hypothermia and Cardiac Arrest in Association with Risperidone

American Medical Association Research Symposium
San Diego, CA | November 2019
Nishant Sharma, MD; Divya Ravi, MD, MPH; Areej Alam, MD; Pius Ochieng, MD

QI in Community-Oriented Family Medicine: QI in a Residency in and for Communities of Need

ACGME Annual Educational Conference
San Diego, CA | February 29, 2020
Meaghan Ruddy, PhD; Lawrence LaBeau, DO; Christine Morgan, EdD; Isaac Navarro, DMD, MPH

Prevalence of Hypertension Amongst Obese Patients in NEPA

Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians
Hershey, PA | March 2020
Don Davis, MD; Farah Vayani, MD; Rajan Joshi, MD; Sonam Patel, MD; Mandeep Singh, MD; Rajbir Grewal, MD

A Case of Transient Complete Flaccid Paralysis Post Abdominal Surgery: A Surprising Manifestation of Undiagnosed Hypothyroidism secondary to Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Moses Taylor Hospital Poster Contest
Scranton, PA | October 7, 2020
Tripti Chopade, MD; Nisha Kuruvadi, DO; Aarun Saini, MD