The 26th Annual Rocky Mountain Research Forum will be held on Friday, May 18th 2018 in Lakewood. The Rocky Mountain Research Forum is a forum for residents, faculty, and staff from Colorado’s Family Medicine residencies to present scholarly activities and learn about innovation in primary care and conducting research and Quality Improvement projects.










Oral presentation materials:

Authors: Ryan Flint, DO

Program: St. Anthony

Description: Learn to apply best practices to current osteopathic curriculum, have a foundation to teach osteopathic principles and techniques to MDs, and get one step closer to applying for Osteopathic recognition.

Envisioning social justice: Efforts of a residency work group to promote equity, diversity and inclusion

Authors: Cleveland Piggott, MD; Jessica Zha, MD; Lauren Bull, MD; Allyson Westling, MD; Brigitte Utter, MD; Anita Matthews MD; Roxi Radi, MD; Sara Foster Fabiano, MD; Amelia Challender, MA, Heather Bleacher MD; Thomas Staff, MD; Linda Montgomery, MD; Kvach, Elizabeth MD

Program: University – Denver Health

Description: This presentation will detail efforts of a year-long resident-faculty work group at the University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency (UCFMR) to improve overall residency diversity, equity and inclusion through development of a roadmap of evidence-based approaches and best practices to reform or address resident and faculty recruitment processes, residency climate, curriculum content, and community engagement. Results of a residency climate survey conducted as part of this process will be presented.

Two Birds-One Stone: Teaching residents motivational interviewing skills in the context of a quality improvement project

Authors: Laurie Ivey, PsyD; Bradford Winslow, MD FAAP

Program: Swedish

Description: Attend this presentation to brainstorm ways that your program might combine QI projects with resident learning opportunities, identify research goals around brief resident education interventions, and recognize the potential pitfalls of attempting to combine QI and educational efforts.

Living, Leading & Medicine: An Innovative Residency Leadership Program

Authors: Jeffrey Cook, MD; Lynn Stiff, MD, Andrew Clithero, DO, Briana Money, DO, Teresa Harper, MD, Mark Huntington, MD, PhD

Program: North Colorado, Greeley

Description: Attend this presentation to learn how to articulate the need for leadership training during residency, describe the key elements of “Living, Leading & Medicine,” and analyze the impact of this program.

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