Our department offers a variety of opportunities for medical students, residents, and faculty members to learn about research techniques, ethics, and the publication of results.
Each summer, the Department of Emergency Medicine presents a research workshop for interested students at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The program includes lectures, individualized instruction with emergency medicine faculty members, and mentored development of a student-generated research proposal.
Our residency’s lecture program includes a series titled “Getting Started in Research,” which is adapted from the Emergency Medicine Basic Research Skills Workshop that Dr. Ed Panacek produced for the American College of Emergency Physicians. This aspect of our residency program was designated a “best practice” during the latest Residency Review Committee visit.
The Department sponsors a research retreat for first-year residents, held during the annual conference of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. This experience teaches the interns how to critically review scientific work (poster presentations at the conference), reinforces the fundamentals of research training, promotes enthusiasm for research, and illustrates the value of networking.
Our annual Resident Research Forum, held each spring in Davidge Hall, a historic building on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, gives residents the opportunity to showcase their research interests and endeavors. Presentations by the residents are judged by a panel of experts, and awards are presented. The panel includes a visiting professor, who also presents a lecture during the session. Previous guests include Dr. Donald Yealy, Dr. Rita Cydulka, Dr. David Cone, and Dr. Michele Biros.
Our Research Fellowship incorporates basic, translational, clinical, and policy aspects of emergency medicine. Our department has a long tradition of research support from the federal government (including the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Defense, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), numerous foundations, and industry. Our faculty play an active role in directing the national research agenda related to care of acutely ill and injured patients through service on local, regional, national and international committees and peer review.
The purpose of the Research Fellowship is to produce highly qualified and well trained physician‒scientists with the skills necessary to pursue an independent research career. The Research Fellowship is a 2-year program that typically results in the fellow obtaining a master’s degree (usually a master's degree of science in clinical research).
Goals of the fellowship:
Immersing fellows in an intensive and comprehensive research environment
Ensuring that fellows are intimately involved in all aspects of research
Having fellows serve on a well-established team of emergency medicine investigators
Providing fellows with intensive guidance and direct, one-on-one mentorship
Enrollment in graduate studies that will enhance the skill set needed for independent research
Assisting fellows in the development and conduct of original experimentation of their design
Having fellows submit their own proposals to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and/or the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
Assisting the fellow in the preparation of grant proposals, including fellowship (F) or career development (K) awards
Matching fellows with the appropriate mentors
Submitting an NIH proposal by the end of the program
Research training opportunities within the department include projects in emergency medical services, resuscitation, medical education and simulation, epidemiology and health policy, and animal models focused on inflammatory pathophysiology and vasculogenesis. Collaboration with investigators in other departments within the University of Maryland is encouraged and facilitated by the multidisciplinary environment of the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Candidate fellows are residency-trained and board-certified or board-eligible emergency physicians. Fellows are encouraged to accept clinical duties in our emergency departments to maintain their diagnostic and patient management skills.
For more information about the program and the application process click here.