Research training is an important component of the emergency medicine residency program at Johns Hopkins University. All residents are taught basic research skills so that they can critically evaluate the results of published studies and use this knowledge to inform their clinical practice. Residents become familiar with a variety of research designs, statistical concepts, data analysis techniques and manuscript writing styles through monthly journal club, resident and faculty research presentations and the completion of a research project during their residency training.
During the first year of residency, each intern is paired with a faculty member that most closely matches the resident’s research interest and under the faculty’s guidance identifies a feasible project that answers a research question of clinical significance. During the second year, the resident conducts the project under the supervision of the faculty mentor. During the last year of residency, the resident writes up the research project and submits it for publication as well as presentation at a professional meeting. Throughout the process, each resident receives constructive feedback and guidance from his/her faculty mentor, other departmental faculty and if appropriate, faculty outside of the department.
The department has a well developed infrastructure for research activities and fully supports the research initiatives of the residents including financial support for conference travel.
The Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine Residency Program