Research Education & Training

Scholastic accomplishment in Emergency Medicine is not simply a matter of achieving superb clinical acumen, but rather requires a rich knowledge of the underlying principles of scholarly inquiry.

To that end, learners in our program dedicate a portion of their training to understanding the guiding tenets and methodologies of quality improvement and research in emergency medicine, with many undertaking quality improvement projects and/or scholarly works.

Many of our faculty also dedicate time to high-impact mentoring in order to provider learners - undergraduates, medical students, residents and fellows - with valuable skills that help them pursue scholarship. We believe that training and mentoring learners through their research and creative practices drives them to become engaged leaders and develop a depth of independent thought that is analytical, passionate, and creative. Many learners report that mentoring from our faculty positively contributes to their overall experience and makes postgraduate opportunities more desirable and accessible.

Residents also benefit from our rotating research education curriculum covering high-yield topics, including how to conduct a literature review, research study design, data analysis, confounding, and understanding biases. These skills are put into practice during Journal Club conferences throughout the year that serve to develop and hone our trainees' ability to critically appraising emergency medicine literature.

Learn more about about research education and training opportunities at UW Emergency Medicine in the following pages: