Resident Research

Highlighting resident research in our department

2020 Dr. Jasmine Mah, CIP
Recipient of the 2020 Royal College’s Charles Peter Warren History of Medicine award for “A Short History of Long Term Care in Nova Scotia”
2020 Dr. Thomas Brothers, PGY3 Internal Medicine
Published in JAMA Internal Medicine (online publication, Apr 2020), “Challenges in Prediction, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Alcohol Withdrawal in Medically Ill Hospitalized Patients: A Teachable Moment” (
2019 Dr. George Worthen, PGY3 Internal Medicine
Published in Kidney International (Vol 96, Issue 3, Sept 2019), “The Case: An 82 year-old male with worsening kidney function” (
2019 Dr. Ari Morgenthau, PGY3 Internal Medicine
Published in BMJ Case Reports (Vol 12, issue 9, Sept 2019), “Angioedema secondary to amlodipine and lisinopril: a documented progression” (
2019 Dr. Alex Legge, PGY3 Internal Medicine
Recipient of the 2019 Governor General’s Gold Medal Award in the Natural Sciences and Engineering
2018 Dr. Ari Morgenthau, PGY1 Internal Medicine
Published in Cardiology in Review (Vol 26, issue 2, Mar/Apr 2018), “Genetic Origins of Tetralogy of Fallot” (


DoM Resident Research Awards

The DoM recognizes the research accomplishments of our residents annually with Resident Research Excellence and Resident Research Publication awards. For more information about the awards and deadlines, please contact

Resident Research Excellence Awards
2019-2020 Dr. Ari Morgenthau, PGY3 Internal Medicine
Dr. Ahmed Mokhtar, PGY5 Cardiology


Resident Research Publication Awards
  Recipient Publication
2019-2020 Dr. Thomas Brothers, PGY3 Internal Medicine
Challenges in prediction, diagnosis, and treatment of alcohol withdrawal in medically ill hospitalized patients: A teachable moment
Dr. Ari Morgenthau, PGY3 Internal Medicine Angioedema secondary to amlodipine and lisinopril: A documented progression


PGY1 Research Methods Course

The DoM has arranged for all core PGY1 residents to attend a mandatory Research Methods Course. This is an interactive course designed to provide research orientation, and provide relevant examples of research questions from idea to completion.


PGY2 and PGY3 Research Rotations

PGY2 and PGY3 DoM residents may take a one-month research rotation elective, which must be reviewed and approved by the DoM Resident Research Committee. The application form must be submitted two months prior to the start of the rotation – please contact for the application form.

Research Academic Half-Days

Date Topic Speaker
July 2019 Research Orientation for PGY1s  
November 7, 2019 Multi-centre studies and clinical trials Dr. John Sapp, Division of Cardiology
February 27, 2020 How to prepare case reports Dr. Leah Cahill, Co-Chair of Resident Research Committee, Department of Medicine
February 27, 2020 How to effectively present posters Dr. Ravi Ramjeesingh, Co-Chair of Resident Research Committee, Division of Medical Oncology
November 12, 2020 #GotBlood2Give / #DuSangÀDonner Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies


Research Methods Unit (RMU)

The DoM helps support resident and faculty research with a credit system for consult services. Information on the RMU, and the Consult Request form can be found at:


Helpful links and resources

CIHR Funding Programs
Dalhousie Clinician Investigator Program
Dalhousie Libraries - Writing Centre Resource Guide
Dalhousie PGME Awards and Scholarships
DoM Research Twitter
NSHA Research Ethics Board
(includes link for tool to assist in determining if project is research vs. quality improvement)
NSHA Research Fund
NSHA Research Resources
(includes consent templates)
Research Nova Scotia
Royal College Awards and Grants
TRIC - Translating Research into Care