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Pramil Cheriyath, M.D., MS., FACP

Internal Medicine

Updated: July 9, 2019

Pramil Cheriyath, M.D., MS., FACP, program director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Ocean Medical Center, has been awarded a $5,000 Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) 2019 Innovation Grant.

The Innovation Grant will be used to support research on the rising prevalence of burnout among physicians. This is the first Innovation Grant of its kind to be awarded to an Internal Medicine Residency Program in the country by the AAIM.

The focus of Dr. Cheriyath’s proposal was based on improving Emotional Intelligence (EI) among internal medicine residents using evidence-based medicine workshops.  

“By measuring Emotional Intelligence, the ability to identify and manage one’s emotions as well as the emotions of others, we can implement education that will train residents to be better physicians and will result in less physician burnout,”


says Dr. Cheriyath.   

After a rigorous submission process competing with 116 major universities nationally for this grant, Dr. Cheriyath’s proposal was selected as one of eight by the Innovation Grants Subcommittee.   

Dr. Cheriyath is working with Hackensack University Medical Center and UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg to recruit subjects for this study.

AAIM aims to foster educational innovation in academic internal medicine through a small grants program.