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Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Research Curriculum

Goals

Become comfortable planning and critically assessing research proposals with regard to feasibility, scientific legitimacy, and ethical concerns.

Gain a practical knowledge of biostatistics in order to critically assess the medical literature and as a foundation for future research.

Produce academic work (original research, curriculum development, quality improvement project etc.) to meet requirements of American Board of Pediatrics for subspecialty certification.

Evaluation

Semi annual review of progress with fellowship director.

  • Research report card to include summary of progress on project, feedback from committee, and progress on timeline, contribution to ongoing research projects.

Annual meeting of Scholarly Oversight Committee.

Final approval of scholarly product by SOC.

Year I

Complete basic Human Subjects Research Training Courses

  • HIPAA and research
  • HIPAA and general privacy issues
  • Human Subjects Protection
  • Conflict of Interest

Assist in ongoing departmental research projects

  • Identify Eligible patients
  • Consent/Enroll subjects
  • Audit or abstract data
  • Data analysis

Develop a proposal for original research project

  • Concept proposal (January)
  • Complete proposal presentation (March/April)
  • Identify Scholarly Oversight primary mentor (May)
  • Identify Scholarly Oversight Committee members

Year II

Assist in ongoing departmental research projects

  • Identify Eligible patients
  • Consent/Enroll subjects

Complete Course on Research Ethics (CORE)

Summer Institute biostatistics and epidemiology courses (July)

Work on original research project

  • Submit research proposal to IRB (Fall)
  • Begin patient enrollment/data collection (Spring)

Year III

Assist in ongoing departmental research projects

  • Identify Eligible patients
  • Consent/Enroll subjects

Work on original research project

  • Complete data collection (Fall)
  • Data analysis (Winter)
  • Submit abstract for national meeting (Spring)
  • Begin manuscript preparation (Spring)

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