RESEARCH AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INTERNSHIP


The Research and Quality Improvement Internship Program in the Emergency Department (ED) at Hennepin County Medical Center hosts medical students, undergraduates, graduate students, and post-graduate students interested in medical careers to participate in data collection for academic research projects. As Research and Quality Improvement Interns (RQIs), students are afforded the opportunity to learn basic methodologies in clinical research, interact with patients, and observe the practice of emergency medicine. RQIs participate daily in the innovation of medical practice. The program runs year-round with students generally working 8 hours a week during the academic year. The summer program is an intensive twelve-week program from June through August during which students are scheduled to work 12-16 hours a week. During all terms, RQIs are also expected to work one to two overnight shifts every month. In addition to time spent in the ED, students are invited to attend lectures on selected topics in Emergency Medicine and research methodology.

About Us

The Department of Emergency Medicine is comprised of the physicians, physician-assistants and staff dedicated to the delivery of emergency medical services for HCMC. Emergency Medicine Faculty physicians provide emergency medical care, teach students of many types, and conduct research leading to innovation of emergency care.

Our Residency Program in Emergency Medicine, its residents, and its graduates are a source of great pride for our Department. It began in 1972 with two residents, years before recognition of the discipline of Emergency Medicine as a medical specialty. Today we match twelve residents per year in our three-year program.

Hennepin County Medical Center
Dept of Emergency Medicine
701 Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 873-5683

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