Scholarly activity is an ACGME Review Committee requirement for Family Medicine residents and faculty.  Specifically, the Review Committee-Family Medicine (RC-FM) requires that providers and learners’ complete scholarly activities like research and quality improvement projects.  However, many residents lack the training and experience to successfully conduct such activities. This presentation will define what constitutes scholarly activity; describe characteristics of programs successful in resident scholarly activity; and explore factors that challenge and facilitate resident scholarly work. The presentation will also describe UT Health San Antonio Family Medicine Residency’s scholarly activity curriculum, its challenges and successes, and explore its impact on resident scholarship and patient care.


  1.  Define scholarly activity.
  2. Identify the ACGME scholarly activity requirement for FM residents and faculty.
  3. Contextualize examples of successful scholarly activity initiatives.
  4. Describe factors that challenge and facilitate resident scholarly activity initiatives

About the Speaker(s):


Tharani Ravi, MD
Associate Professor/Clinical
Department of Family and Community Medicine
UT Health San Antonio


Financial Disclosures:

Tharani Ravi, MD has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

The Family & Community Medicine Professional Development and Grand Rounds Committee members (Marcy Wiemers, MD, Maria Del Pilar Montañez Villacampa, MD, Christine Song, DO, Nehman Andry, MD, Margaret Finley, MD, Andrew Dinh, DO, Maureen Alvarado, DO, Richel Avery, MD, Inez I. Cruz, PhD, and Nichole Rubio) have no relevant financial relationships to commercial interests to disclose.

The Family & Community Medicine Professional Development and Grand Rounds Committee member Carlos Roberto Jaén, MD has disclosed he receives royalties from General Practice and Family Medicine for being UpToDate Editor-in-Chief.


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Participation Credit (1.00 hours)

Target Audience:

Specialties – Primary Care; Family Medicine
Faculty, residents, other health care providers and staff from our department; physicians and health care providers from San Antonio and South Texas; and medical students in our third-year clerkship and fourth year rotations.


The UT Health Long San Antonio School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:

The Long School of Medicine designates this live activity up to a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Attendance. For information on applicability and acceptance, please consult your professional licensing board.

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For activity related questions, please contact:
Name: Nichole Rubio- FCM Grand Rounds Coordinator
Email: rubion@uthscsa.edu

For CME general questions, please contact
Ph: (210) 567-4445
Email: cme@uthscsa.edu