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To be eligible for consideration for the Washington University Emergency Medicine Research Fellowship, all candidates must either have completed an emergency medicine residency and be board certified or board eligible in emergency medicine or have a Doctor of Philosophy degree and have demonstrated a previous interest in emergency care research (including areas such as critical care, resuscitation, acute illness and injury).
The overall goal of our Multidisciplinary Emergency Medicine Research Fellowship Program (EMRFP) is to allow Emergency Medicine trainees and others interested in pursuing a career in clinical, translational, or basic research to develop the requisite skills required to become a successful, independent investigator. The EMRFP is a multifaceted program that was developed through the collective efforts of a broad array of scholars from multiple different schools and departments at Washington University; including the Schools of Medicine, Social Work, Engineering, Arts and Sciences, and the Institute for Public Health.
The EMRFP is integrated with and coordinated through the Clinical Research Training Center; the hub of research training activities funded by WU’s Clinical and Translational Science award (CTSA). The two year program culminates in a Masters’ of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) degree, and is geared to have the trainee develop and submit a competitive K award grant proposal.
We believe the next generation of clinical investigators will benefit from having broad didactic and practical research training. Our program includes opportunity for training in the methods of clinical research, clinical trials, epidemiology, biostatistics, health behavior, health services research, and biomedical science. Having access to a large, diverse group of highly successful mentors and scholars from different disciplines provides unprecedented opportunities for innovative and informative research and a broad-based educational experience for research trainees. Since the inception of the program, our graduates have had a very good track record of funding success, with a total of 134 federal grants including 58 K awards and 15 R awards.
There are several areas which have been a focus of research among the EM faculty at Washington University. EM investigators are working collaboratively with investigators from other departments on mechanisms of neuronal injury (Dr. William Dribben), and the role of fibroblast growth factor in cardiac injury and re-modeling (Dr. Stacey House). Regarding clinical research, we have active study projects in critical care (Dr. Holthaus, Dr. Fuller), geriatrics (Dr. Carpenter), health policy & administration (Dr. Griffey, Dr. Lewis), patient safety (Dr. Griffey), traumatic brain injury (Dr. Naunheim, Dr. Lewis), and neurologic emergencies (Dr. Panagos).
As you review our program, you will see that we have a large cadre of well established investigators both inside and outside emergency medicine to serve as trainers and mentors. In recognition of our strong tradition in research and the depth of available resources and expertise, our Emergency Medicine Research Fellowship has been approved by the Society For Academic Emergency Medicine, one of only a handful of programs so designated.
Whatever your area of research interest, if you are considering a two year research fellowship to enhance your research skills and improve your opportunity for success, give our program at Washington University a look.
To be eligible for consideration for the Washington University Emergency Medicine Research Fellowship, all candidates must either have completed an emergency medicine residency and be board certified or board eligible in emergency medicine or have a Doctor of Philosophy degree and have demonstrated a previous interest in emergency care research (including areas such as critical care, resuscitation, acute illness and injury.
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Lawrence M. Lewis MD
Professor and Fellowship Director