Emergency Medicine Research Fellowship

The Program

We offer a two-year SAEM-accredited fellowship in Emergency Medicine Research. The fellowship education centers on the planning, design, execution, analysis, and publication of acute care research. HCMC has an active research program with a long history of successful publication in a diverse array of emergency medicine content areas. The research infrastructure is well-supported by the Chief of Emergency Medicine, Dr. James Miner, an internationally-recognized researcher on pain and sedation. Fellows will work closely with research faculty, will be integrated into ongoing studies and manuscript preparation, and will ideally design and execute a research project of their own. Fellows will also assist in the supervision of the research infrastructure, which includes a research project manager, research coordinators, and research volunteers. Fellows will also perform resident education on emergency medicine research.

Educational Requirements

The fellow’s training will include two years of formal didactic course work at the University of Minnesota, with a completion of a Masters of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) degree. The MSCR program requires an advanced professional degree to enroll, and focuses on patient-oriented research for physician-scientists. The degree requires completion of 38 semester credits and 10 thesis credits. Elective courses are chosen with consultation of an adviser. The thesis is a written scientific report that must be defended orally in front of a thesis committee. Students must also give a public presentation of their thesis work. This coursework provides formal instruction in statistical analysis, research design, scientific writing, and grant writing skills.

Clinical Requirements

Fellows will work part time as an attending emergency physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center and at the University of Minnesota.