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UC San Diego Department of Family Medicine Pilot Project


​The goals of the Research Program in the Division of Family Medicine (DFM) are to 1) create a resource to nurture and advance an applied research agenda focused on primary care practice-based research; and 2) assist, support and guide DFM faculty in developing their Practice Based Research (PBR)/Scholarly Activities (SA) skills and accomplishments that will, in turn, support their careers and academic advancement. In support of these goals, the FM Research Program seeks letters of intent from DFM faculty for pilot projects designed to promote their PBR research in a particular area and/or to facilitate collaborations between DFM clinicians and other investigators. Example Pilot Proposal Application (PDF).

Pilot Project: Priority Areas

We are seeking one-year pilot project proposals to support activities that will increase the likelihood of successful future research proposals, or will produce scholarly publications focused on primary care practice-based research or learning health systems. These include, but are not limited to the following priority areas:

  1. Improving clinical practice (e.g. using EMR data to construct new measures or ways of analyzing practice operations, patient outcomes, effectiveness of care, diminish healthcare and health inequities, and promote physician well-being)
  2. Improving educational practice (e.g. assessing outcomes or process of new or current educational programs to improve their impact, reach, effectiveness or efficiency)
  3. Improving our community facing programs (e.g. outreach, access, effectiveness, efforts to reduce healthcare and health inequities)
  4. Increasing collaboration between DFM clinicians and other investigators (at UCSD, or beyond)

Full Application Requirements

 Applications are closed at this time.