The Florida Atlantic University Division of Emergency Medicine is committed to research and encourages all of its residents to play an active role in research and scholarly activities. All residents must complete one scholarly activity project addressing a question related to emergency medicine prior to graduation.
To assist in this process, we have created a mentorship program to pair residents and faculty members. Each resident will choose, or be assigned, a faculty mentor who will supervise the resident throughout the research project.
A timeline has been established to keep residents on task from hypothesis formulation to manuscript preparation for submission to a peer-reviewed journal. First year residents are expected to formulate a research question or hypothesis and complete a literature review. Second year residents are expected to develop a research protocol, obtain IRB approval, and begin data collection. Third year residents are expected to complete data collection, perform data analysis (with assistance from faculty), and write up the results.
Each project will culminate with the completion of a manuscript in a format acceptable for submission to a peer-reviewed journal. Residents will present the results of their projects at the yearly resident research conference.