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The IU School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine provides research education through two distinct programs: the Indiana Emergency Care Research Fellowship and the Indiana EMCARE Training Program.
Indiana Emergency Care Research Fellowship
Research opportunities in this fellowship focus on development of clinical trials with topics ranging from educational research to informatics. All program participants have a minimum of 75 percent protected time for research-related academic activities, which includes participation in the Master of Science program and Clinical Research program. The remainder of the protected time is devoted to the research projects. Although the majority of candidates for this program may have a primary interest in clinical and translational research, the fellowship provides ample opportunities for those wishing to conduct basic research as well.
Emergency Medicine research fellows without master’s-level education must complete the Indiana University School of Medicine’s Master’s in Clinical Research degree program, administered through the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. Locally, the program is known by the acronym CITE: Clinical Investigation and Translational Education program.
IU School of Medicine research fellows meet often in sessions that consist of monthly Works-in-Progress (WIP) presentations by IU School of Medicine research fellows, scholars presenting ideas for grant proposals, and guest speakers discussing topics related to emergency medicine.
In addition, each year the Department of Emergency Medicine hosts a seminar for IU School of Medicine research fellows and other local researchers who are involved in emergency medicine research. This seminar focuses on innovative discoveries, new methodologies or emerging topics in emergency medicine research.
Fellows have 75 percent protected time for research and receive funding for research and training.
Program participants ultimately receive a master’s degree in clinical research. The master’s requirement isn’t necessary for scholars who have completed equivalent or greater program.