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APTR-AHRQ Residents' Projects: 2017-2018

Lili Buzsaki
University of Kentucky

During my wonderful experience at AHRQ, I was given the opportunity to attend a USPSTF meeting and draft a recommendation statement on one of the topics. I also worked on a number of other recommendation statements in later stages of development, fact checked a report to congress on high-priority evidence gaps, mapped research gaps to the analytic framework, and drafted responses to public comments. I was impressed by the thorough deliberations and thought that goes into assigning a grade for a recommendation statement, including discussing the unanticipated consequences. AHRQ is the ideal blend of research review to pique my intellectual curiosity and policy, based purely on evidence.

APTR-AHRQ Residents' Projects: 2016-2017

Shavonda Thomas
University of North Carolina

During my time as an APTR-AHRQ resident rotator, I was responsible for working on a report to congress, putting medicine into practice, drafting recommendation statements, attending group calls with task force members, responding to public inquiries, attending the annual Task Force meeting, and attending residents' rounds. I definitely have a better understanding of how evidence plays a major role in recommendation development. Witnessing this process and attending the annual task force meeting will allow me to treat and educate my patients strategically.


Sritha Rajupet
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

This rotation gave me the opportunity to learn about the important work that AHRQ and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force are involved in. During my time as an APTR-AHRQ resident rotator, I had the opportunity to attend a U.S. Preventive Service Task Force meeting, participate in numerous resident rounds, and work on a variety of projects. Projects I worked on included: contributing to research plans and analytic frameworks; fact checking recommendation statements; reviewing and drafting responses to public comments; writing questions for Putting Prevention into Practice, and helping with dissemination and implementation of USPSTF recommendations. Understanding the stages in which a topic moves from nomination to a recommendation, and the rigor involved in the process has given me a greater appreciation for the work that is done here. I know that the skills I have acquired from recognizing the importance of messaging to the public, the necessary attention to detail when fact checking, or the communication and team effort required for the success of a project will help me in my future endeavors. This growth wouldn’t have been possible without the wonderful mentorship provided here.

Max Romano
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health General Preventive Medicine Residency
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center Family Medicine Residency
 
During my rotation I had the opportunity to participate in a number of projects with the AHRQ staff supporting the USPSTF. I contributed to the creation of a number of recommendation statements at various stages in development, from research plan development, systematic evidence review, recommendation statement drafting, and summarizing public comments on published drafts.
This rotation matched my interests perfectly at the intersection of public health and primary care. On a daily basis the task force grapples with important foundational questions in both public health and primary care, so this rotation was ideal for my dual residencies in family medicine and general preventive medicine. I would encourage any resident with an interest in the question of "why do we do what we do" in primary care to pursue this rotation for the amazing learning opportunity.

Adaugo Amobi
Massachusetts General Hospital

This rotation provided a unique insight into the evaluation of preventative interventions. I had wonderful mentorship and was able to develop my skills in research and health communication. Project activities included: leading a journal club, participating on draft evidence review, and assisting with several recommendation statements. This was an excellent and invaluable opportunity. I would highly recommend this rotation for anyone interested in public health or health policy.


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