Fellowship Details The Department of Emergency Medicine (EM) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, with its two nationally-recognized academic hospitals, Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado Hospital, propose a structured two-year clinical research fellowship training program aimed at physicians completing emergency medicine residency training who desire a career as a scientist. Fellows will ultimately be trained, over the course of the two-year curriculum, to design and conduct high-quality, practice changing research. Integration with existing institutional scientific development programs (e.g. institutional T and K grants), a robust community of individual K award scholars and independent (R funded) investigators, and a highly successful departmental research-in-progress program will create synergy between this fellowship, fellows, and mentors within the larger Colorado scientific community. Finally, close collaboration with the Colorado Clinical Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) Education, Training, and Career Development programs and involvement with several national clinical trials networks will enhance the experience of our fellows by leveraging other established institutional resources for the development of scientists.
The fellowship will provide robust individualized career development and scientific mentorship, formal training in advanced research methods and statistics culminating in a Master-level research degree, applied research activities, including development and completion of a substantive research project with the fellow as principal investigator (PI), and scientific and grant writing experience. During the fellowship, fellows will be appointed as Instructors/Fellows in the Department of EM and will devote at least 75% of their effort to research training with the balance of effort working as an attending physician in the emergency department (ED), supervising residents and providing clinical teaching. At the conclusion of the training program, fellows will be poised to successfully compete for career development (K series) funding and an academic faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank.