Each trainee will have an Individual Development Plan created with combined input of the trainee and her/his mentors (i.e. the methodological mentor, the content mentor, and the trainee’s Mentorship Advisory Committee). Fellowship trainees will have a minimum of 75% of their time protected for this training throughout the 2-year program.
The core didactic training in clinical investigation will be achieved through coursework within Northwestern's Graduate School
- Fellows may pursue a Master’s Degree in a topic that aligns with their interests. Historically the majority of fellows have opted to complete the Masters of Science in Health Services and Outcomes Research (HSOR). Alternative masters degree options include: Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI), Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MSEB) and Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety (HQPS).
- All trainees will additionally receive instruction in the responsible and ethical conduct of research
Each trainee will have two primary mentors, one methodologic and one content, as well as a larger Mentorship Advisory Committee.
- Methodologic mentors are recognized as independent scientists who will guide the trainee's development as clinical researchers
- Content mentors are nationally recognized leaders in the area of interest, who will provide scholarly guidance in the research and will be focused on advancing the trainee's expertise in the field of study and aid development as a leader.
Mentored Research Projects
- Fellows will participate in individual and collaborative research and over the course of their fellowship will develop and complete their own independent research projects that address all domains required of SAEM-approved research fellowship programs.
- Collaborative opportunities to learn about and present research include:
- Bi-weekly NUEM research faculty works in progress meetings
- Weekly Institute for Public Health and Medicine Seminars
- Weekly Fellows Works in Progress seminar within the Center for Education in Health Sciences
- Fellows will attend these meetings weekly and present their work quarterly through the aforementioned forums
The Emergency Medicine Research Fellowship is based at one of the top-20 medical schools in the US and is able to leverage resources throughout the University. The Department of Emergency Medicine has a long track record of close collaboration with many departments throughout the University. Some of these valued collaborations include:
- Center for Healthcare Studies
- The Buehler Center for Health Policy and Economics
- Center for Applied Research in Aging
- Department of Simulation
- Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS)
Further, we have a rich clinical environment both at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (which will serve as the clinical home for fellows) and throughout the Northwestern Medicine Health System (10 hospitals, multiple immediate care centers and an extensive community and specialty clinic system).Back to top