Research Elective

Our elective teaches you how to approach a research topic, conduct research and prepare information for publication.

Medical students interested in Emergency Medicine research have the opportunity to participate in ongoing research in the emergency department. Research areas include:

  • cardiac arrest
  • stroke care
  • trauma resuscitation
  • emergency medical services (EMS)
  • ultrasound
  • acute clinical care

You will be paired with a single faculty mentor for the duration of the module. Topics and availability of the course depend on the current research needs of the department. 

EMM 950 Emergency Medicine Research, 4 credits

Students interested in Emergency Medicine Research will have an opportunity to participate in the ongoing research of the department. These areas include, but are not limited to cardiac arrest, stroke care, trauma resuscitation, emergency medical services (EMS), ultrasound, and acute clinical care. Students are typically paired with a single faculty mentor for the duration of the module. 

Topics and availability of the course depend on the current research needs of the department.  The goal of the course is to teach the student how to approach a research topic, how to conduct that research, and how to prepare information gained for publication. 

Prior to registering for a research elective, students will need to meet with Dr. Milling regarding project and work with the department to find a faculty mentor. Students should discuss project ideas with their mentor and provide a short description of the research they would like to conduct during the elective. Students will then take this description to the department chair and/or course director for approval. After obtaining approval, students will complete a drop/add form, working with the appropriate department/course coordinators and send the completed form to the registrar in order to register for the research elective.

Prerequisite: MS4 and successful completion of EMM800. All students must complete required IRB training prior to beginning the rotation. 

Modules: F - I

Number of students: 4

Course Instructors: Samantha Bodonaro, MD; Brian Clemency, DO, MBA, FACEP, FAEMS; Heather Lindstrom, PhD

Course Coordinator: Chrissy Skrzypinski