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pediatric emergency medicine fellowship research

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The pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) fellow will be provided a focused research curriculum, certified courses in epidemiology and biostatistics at Wright State University, dedicated research funds, statistician support and mentorship to be successful in their research endeavors. While it is not mandatory, emergency medicine residents are encouraged to participate in research activities. 

We welcome candidates with all research backgrounds including residents with no prior research experience. In addition to more than a dozen PEM faculty, Shobhan Vachhrajani, MD, PhD, director of surgical research at Dayton Children's, Catherine Sherwin, MSc, PhD, vice-chair of research, department of pediatrics at Dayton Children's and Adrienne Stolfi, assistant professor, biostatistics, Wright State University will be an integral part of the PEM research program and will be available for mentorship.

general outline of PEM fellow research at Dayton Children’s

first year of fellowship (pediatric track)

  1. Research curriculum- The research curriculum will include a lecture series on the principles of research including but not limited to background, specific aims, goals, methods, analysis, IRB proposal. Alternately, the PEM fellow may enroll in certificate courses at Wright State University with focus on biostatistics and epidemiology.
  2. Identifying the question and create a research plan.
  3. Creation of a specific scholarship oversight committee, including a research mentor. 
  4. Identify and apply to funding sources.
  5. Get IRB approval/begin research.
  6. Presentation of research plan within PEM division and at the national fellows conference. 

second year of fellowship (pediatric track)

  1. Completion of data collection
  2. Data analysis
  3. Manuscript writing

third year of fellowship (pediatric track) 

  1. Presentation to research committee and scholarship oversight committee 
  2. Obtain approval from oversight committee(s)
  3. Manuscript writing and submission
  4. Presentation in regional and national scientific meetings
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