Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Research Experience :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

Emergency Medicine Research Experience

Twelve months of the fellow’s training are designated for research:  3 months in the first year, 4 months in the second year and 5 months in the third year.  Each fellow develops his/her research under the direction of a Scholarship Oversight Committee (SOC) consisting of PEM faculty with research expertise, a biostatistician, plus the program director as a non-standing member.  This committee is responsible for formally meeting with the fellow quarterly to assure that progress is on pace to complete a project by the end of the fellowship.  General goals for research include:

First Year:

Select an area of interest; identify a research mentor; develop hypothesis and submit to IRB.

Second Year:

Implement research plan; collect data and do a preliminary analysis; present initial findings at local/national meeting.

Third Year: 

Complete data collection and analysis; prepare manuscript for publication; present findings at local/national meeting if not done in second year.

Clinical responsibilities are decreased during research months in order to focus on academic productivity.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a member of PECARN (Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network) and participates in numerous multicenter studies each year.  There are research associates available 7 days per week in the ED to help the fellow enroll patients in studies as well.  The Division of Emergency Medicine also employs data analysts and PhD-level biostatisticians to assist the fellow with design and analysis of their chosen research project.

The fellow will also have access to The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a state-of-the-art research center with more than 100 principal investigators in both basic and clinical research areas.  The RI also offers numerous educational opportunities that our fellows are encouraged to attend.

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000