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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
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Focus areas that can be mentored into robust research themes include: undergraduate and graduate medical education methods, curriculum development, education research, adult learning theory, assessment tool design, simulation and immersive learning, continuing medical education, social media and medical education, residency program leadership and faculty development. Ideal candidates will have completed a four-year, ACGME-accredited residency in emergency medicine and have a strong interest in medical education scholarship.

We encourage flexibility in our curriculum based on the individual fellow's professional interests, goals and previous training. In addition to clinical care in the Emergency Department at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, training components include the following. These components are important aspects of the fellowship program, but duties are not limited to those listed. Upon completion of the fellowship, graduates will have obtained requisite skills to be successful in emergency medicine education at all levels.

Master’s Degree

Undergraduate Medical Education

  • Serve as a mentor for students participating in the required clerkship
  • Serve as an adviser for the Emergency Medicine Interest Group
  • Active involvement in Simulation Lab experiences for all clerkship students
  • Fellows join and participate in a regional or national organization at the task force, section or committee level (CORD, ACEP, SAEM, AAEM or other)

Graduate Medical Education

  • Assume a co-faculty director role for the department’s education college
  • Serve as interim assistant program director for two-year term
  • Serve on Clinical Competency Committee
  • Serve on Program Evaluation Committee

Faculty CME and Development

  • Attend at least one advisory board meeting for several major medical education committees or task forces at Feinberg in order to provide a working understanding of AME organization (e.g., FAME, Curriculum Committee, Simulation Center Directors Meeting, GMEC)
  • Understand the role of RRC-EM Core Faculty as it pertains to ACGME requirements
  • Participate in faculty meetings and residency/faculty retreats

Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Accreditation Requirements

Outside Activities

Fellow are encouraged to:


  • Develop a basic understanding of research administration as it pertains to research budget, IRB, administrative assistance and coordination with government and university research personnel
  • Develop an advanced understanding of the relevant issues for education IRB submissions and review
  • Design and produce a medical education research project with the expectation this it is both presented at a national level meeting (CORD, SAEM, ACEP, etc.) and submitted for peer-reviewed publication
  • Develop a basic understanding of research awards, including development, submission and grading
  • Design and produce one grant submission for an education research project in the fellow’s area of interest
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