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Teri Yaeger
101 W. 8th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99204
P (509) 474-3237
F (509) 626-9917


Scholarly activity is obtained in a variety of ways – from a QI Matrix to original research and everything in between. Residents are encouraged to submit their work for publication and/or presentation at local, regional and national meetings.

QI Matrix

The two interns from both housestaff teams complete a QI matrix that assists with defining an identified problem and determining how the safety issue impacts care. This is presented at teaching conference and opens up a discussion about possible solutions. Some of these identified issues are used in the Systems of Medicine course where further development into a QI project occurs.

QI projects

Each resident prepares a QI project annually using his/her clinical patient data which is then presented and discussed in the ambulatory teaching conference.


The Washington chapter of ACP (American College of Physicians) sponsors a competition for residents of the four Internal Medicine training programs in the state. Each IMRS senior resident prepares an abstract about an interesting case or a research project. The abstracts are judged and several are chosen for oral presentation at the Regional ACP meeting. The presentation winner gets an all-expense paid trip trip to National ACP for presentation.

The state chapter also hosts a Spring Scientific meeting for presentation of QI/research/works-in-progress.


Society of General Internal Medicine has both a regional and national meeting for residents where oral and poster presentations are given.


The Spokane Society of Internal Medicine is part of a larger Primary Care Update that occurs in Spokane each May. Residents can participate as selected oral presenters.

Northwest Medical Research Symposium

This Symposium highlights the work of all Spokane residents. Abstracts are submitted and 9-12 selected for oral presentation. Posters are also prepared for this meeting. Both the oral and poster winners in this judged competition are awarded cash prizes.


All senior residents undergo training necessary to be involved in research projects. In conjunction with Providence Medical Research Center, every resident will be PI on a project involving identification of addiction with a novel electronic approach to treatment.

Residents at all levels have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty on projects. Several projects are completely clinical while other projects proceed along a more traditional research pathway.