The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine approved two-year fellowship program in Emergency Medicine Research with the Oregon Health & Science University Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine (CPR-EM) combines health services and clinical research, didactic studies in research methods and biostatistics, and emergency medicine. Fellows select research projects tailored to their individual interests within the broad range of health services and clinical research. The fellowship integrates coursework resulting in the completion of a Master's of Clinical Research or a Master's of Public Health in Epidemiology/Biostatistics degree. Applicants who already hold an advanced research degree will develop a customized curriculum to expand on their research skills and content expertise.
Fellows will hold faculty appointments in the Oregon Health & Science University Department of Emergency Medicine. Full benefits, a competitive salary, travel funds, and tuition support are included. Candidates must be board-prepared or board-certified in emergency medicine. They should have a demonstrated interest in health services or clinical research and a commitment to a career in academic emergency medicine.
Goals & Objectives
The purpose of the OHSU Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program is to train clinician-scientists who will become leaders in emergency care research. This will be achieved by:
- Working with each fellow to develop a program that addresses her or his professional goals in emergency care research;
- Formal training in research methodology through a combination of didactic study and intensive individual mentorship;
- Providing experience in project management, manuscript writing, grant writing and grant submission; and
- Integrating the fellows into the activities of an academic department of emergency medicine in order to provide understanding of the career track of an academic emergency physician.
Upon completion of the research fellowship, the fellows will be able to:
- Design, conduct, and manage an independent research project;
- Successfully compete for extramural research funding;
- Integrate knowledge of clinical emergency medicine with emergency care research methods;
- Serve as a clinician-scientist in an academic emergency department.