The Abington Family Medicine Residency is at its essence an academic program in a community hospital setting combining the rigor and intellectual excitement of academic medicine with the joy of taking care of patients in a community setting. Interested residents work with experienced faculty in contributing to the medical literature and continuing medical education activities on a regional and a national basis.
Recent projects that residents have contributed to include traditional publications such as book chapters, journal articles, and scientific meeting lectures as well as new media including online CME and PDA. Residents have presented at regional meetings for organizations including American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Family Medicine Education Consortium, and Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians.
There are regular and ongoing opportunities to be involved with scholarly work at Abington Family Medicine. We believe in scholarly projects that are meaningful and done at a high enough quality to warrant publication. Diving deep into a topic is intellectually stimulating and seeing your name in print is fun. The range of scholarly work produced in our program includes guideline reviews, general review articles, real-world data analysis, and book chapters as well as online educational programs.
Recent Resident Scholarly Activity
Healio Case: “A 48-Year-Old Man With Chronic Cough” Russell J, Chuong T. June 2020
Skolnik N, Sciblo C, Peters D, Azzolino C, Katz M, Gooberman E. Three lessons these doctors learned in caring for COVID-19 patients | Expert Opinion. The Philadelphia Inquirer May 7, 2020
Skolnik, Neil, et al. “COVID-19: Frequently Asked Clinical Questions.” MDedge Family Medicine, 27 Apr. 2020, www.mdedge.com/familymedicine/article/221279/coronavirus-updates/covid-19-frequently-asked-clinical-questions.
Healio- Ace the Case “Hypertension in Patient with Type 2 Diabetes” Russell J, Flanagan S. February 2020
Healio Ace the Case: “A 17-Year-Old with Hypertension and Edema” Russell J, Shrestha A. January 2020
Hurst JR, Skolnik N, Hansen GJ, et al. Understanding the impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations on patient health and quality of life. Eur J Intern Med. 2020;73:1-6. doi:10.1016/j.ejim.2019.12.014
Skolnik NS, Nguyen TS, Shrestha A, Ray R, Corbridge TC, Brunton SA. Current evidence for COPD management with dual long-acting muscarinic antagonist/long-acting β2-agonist bronchodilators. Postgrad Med. 2020;132(2):198-205. doi:10.1080/00325481.2019.1702834
Style A, Skolnik N. USPSTF recommendations on risk assessment, genetic counseling, and genetic testing for BRCA-related cancer . Family Practice News/MDedge, October 2019
Healio Ace the Case: “Microalbuminuria in a Patient with Diabetes.” Russell J, Carnahan S. Sept 2019
Sprogell A, Skolnik N. Summary: Preexposure prophylaxis for the prevention of HIV infection USPSTF recommendation statement. Family Practice News/MDedge, September 2019
Skolnik NS, Carnahan SP. Primary care of asthma: new options for severe eosinophilic asthma. Curr Med Res Opin. 2019 Jul;35(7):1309-1318. doi: 10.1080/03007995.2019.1595966. Epub 2019 Apr 29. PMID: 30880484
Belogorodsky D, Fidler S, Skolnik N. Summary: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine position statement on concussion in sport. Family Practice News/MDedge, July 2019
Oh S, Skolnik N. Pediatric gastroesophageal reflux. Family Practice News/MDedge, June 2019
Handelsman Y, Chovanes C, Dex T, et al. Efficacy and safety of insulin glargine/lixisenatide (iGlarLixi) fixed-ratio combination in older adults with type 2 diabetes. J Diabetes Complications. 2019;33(3):236-242. doi:10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2018.11.009
Palko G, Skolnik N. American Heart Association guideline on the management of blood cholesterol. Family Practice News. 2019.
Shrestha & Skolnik. (2019). Prevention and Treatment of Traveler’s Diarrhea. Journal of Family Practice.
Dhand R, Cavanaugh T, Skolnik N. Considerations for Optimal Inhaler Device Selection in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. 2018; 85(supp1):S19-S25. oi: 10.3949/ccjm.85.s1.04
Palko G, Skolnik N. Updated AHA recommendations favor nonstatin therapy for cholesterol control. Family Practice News. 2018.
Umpierrez, G. E., Bailey, T. S., Carcia, D., Shaefer, C., Shubrook, J. H. and Skolnik, N. Improving postprandial hyperglycemia in patients with type 2 diabetes already on basal insulin therapy: Review of current strategies. Journal of Diabetes. 2018, 10: 94–111. doi:10.1111/1753-0407.12576
Shrestha & Skolnik. August 2018. Screening for osteoporosis to prevent fractures. Journal of Family Practice.
Shrestha & Skolnik. February 2018. Screening for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Journal of Family Practice.
For more details about individual faculty interests, please see the faculty bio’s on the faculty page.
- Every Wednesday 12:45-4:00 p.m.
- Case conference - hospital team presents a case and answers a clinical question
- Faculty lectures
- Common Signs/Symptoms
- Common Injuries
- Resident Presentations - Topic of Your Choice
- Journal Club - led by residents
- Procedure Workshops
- Small Group Discussions/Cases - PGY1s and M3s/M4s work through cases together while PGY2s and PGY3s work through cases together
- Common Patient Calls
- Geriatric Medicine
- Every Thursday 12:30-1:30 p.m.
- Specialists and Guest Lectures
- Home Insecurity
- Pain Management
- Internet Safety
- Psychiatry Updates
- Resident Research
- Monthly pediatrics lecture by Nemours pediatricians
- Tick-Borne Illnesses
- Summer Safety
- Balint Group
- Board Review