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Resident Research

Resident Research Program

All Emergency Medicine residents complete a robust research project as part of their training,  giving them first-hand insight into the world of evidence-based medicine. The resident research experience provides them with practical skills in all phases of clinical research including study conceptualization, protocol development, measurement, data acquisition, analysis, and dissemination of results in both written and oral format. Our residents frequently present their research at national conferences including SAEM, ACEP, and NAEMSP, and publish their work in peer-reviewed journals. 

Resident Research Track

The Department of Emergency Medicine offers an optional Research Track for residents who have a specific interest in pursuing additional research training. The two-year curriculum, directed by Dr. David Adler and Dr. Courtney Jones, includes didactic lectures as well as mentorship from faculty and staff within the research division. Residents in the research track receive training that is tailored to conducting research in the emergency care setting including challenges and opportunities, ethical considerations, methods for data collection, considerations of bias and causal inference. Additional instruction in grant writing, and regulatory issues is also provided. Residents in the research track are encouraged to produce scholarly activity suitable for presentation and publication such that they are competitive applicants for fellowship opportunities or future grant submissions.