Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine


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 4-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: 

Master’s Degree

Undergraduate Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education

Faculty CME and Development

SAEM Accreditation Requirements

Outside Activities


  • 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

The above list outlines the important aspects of the fellowship program, but it not limited to the duties listed. Upon completion of the Northwestern EM Education Fellowship, graduates will have obtained requisite skills to be successful in Emergency Medicine education at all levels.