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Emergency Medicine Fellowship


The PEM fellowship research curriculum at CNMC is a novel approach to fellow research training. It is based on an NIH model of clinical researcher development that has been shown to be successful in multiple fields of medicine. We have adapted it to your (fellow) level of expected research expertise and further individualize it as you refine your career goals. Though there may be a de-emphasis on research as a part of PEM fellowships nationally, we feel strongly that this is an important part of your training, regardless of whether you choose an academic career. Clearly a fellow with aspirations for NIH funding will be trained differently than one with aspirations for a purely clinical career. That said, at minimum fellowship graduates from this program will be competent at understanding published research and conducting their own research, if they ever decide to do so.  The scholarly rigor and attention to logistical detail required to complete a research project will provide valuable training that will carry over into other areas of professional development.

Importantly, this curriculum is an interactive model of training which means that your input and participation are a must for its success and your success. In reality only two things are required of you: active participation in all outlined activities and active support of your peers' efforts.

Recent fellow projects include:
Orthopedics Follow-up after ED Visits
Analysis and Outcomes of Abnormal ECGs in the ED
Identifying Predictors of Surgical Outcomes in Children with Abdominal Pain
Simulation as a Model for Medical Debriefing
Sex Steroids and Asthma
Non-urgent Visits to a Pediatric Emergency Department: A Geospatial Analysis
An Educational Video Improves Technique in Performance of Pediatric Lumbar Punctures

Faculty have a wide variety of areas of interest. Some are as follows:
James Chamberlain: Quality/Performance Assessment and Improvement
Kathleen Brown: Prehospital Medicine Stephen Teach: Asthma Management
Dewesh Agrawal: Education, Sedation
Shireen Atabaki: Traumatic Brain Injury
Joanna Cohen: Ultrasound
Robert Freishtat: Asthma, Sepsis
Karen O'Connell: Trauma Management, Gastroenteritis
Mohsen Saidinejad: Mobile Technology
Pavan Zaveri: Simulation, Education


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