For those residents interested in an expanded research experience, Washington Health System Family Medicine has a number of opportunities that allow the resident involvement in a research track during the second and third residency year. These experiences include practice-based research, original research, quality assurance and process improvement. While research is not required as part of the training program, it is encouraged. A resident who is interested can craft a longitudinal experience that fits their needs and interests. Additionally, residents can be involved in scholarly activities such as preparation of a manuscript for publication, peer review, a poster presentation or peer education. The residency is also actively involved in several practice based research networks.