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Welcome the Emergency Research Fellowship

Emergency Care is a specialty that requires excellent training and education. The program at Maimonides provides a unique educational opportunity to assure our graduates are highly qualified and extremely competent physicians. We achieve this goal by offering a diversified curriculum, both clinically and educationally. It is the acuity of our patients, the support of our surrounding communities, and the dedication of our faculty that distinguish us from other programs.

The Division of Research at Maimonides Medical Center is dedicated to the science and understanding of emergency, acute care, and critical care medicine with a particular emphasis on health services and outcomes.

The 1-year Emergency Research Fellowship program is open to all residents

The focus of our research initiatives includes:

  • Biomedical/clinical
  • Emergency department operations
  • Emergency medicine education
  • Pre-hospital/emergency medical services
  • Trauma/injury

The division’s original research work has been presented at major national and international scientific and clinical forums and published in premier scientific journals

The Emergency Research Fellowship Program

The Emergency Research Fellowship experience

Faculty and residents are actively encouraged to participate in scholarly and academic activities and to develop their research projects with the goal of presentation and publication. Each resident also presents his/her scholarly activity at the Department of Emergency Medicine’s Research Day, held every June. The research team consists of more than 30 trained volunteer research assistants that facilitate patient recruitment and data collection. A multidisciplinary research meeting is held every month to discuss and develop all active projects, provide research education for the Department, and share our collaborative projects with our colleagues at Maimonides.

Here is a list of research projects happening now:

  • A Needs Assessment Survey for the use of Interactive Web Seminar Technology to Develop International Emergency Medicine
  • Accuracy of Emergency Nurses in Assessment of Adult and Pediatric Patients’ Pain
  • Accuracy of Whole Blood Testing for Rapid Detection of Pregnancy Using a Commercially Available Immunochemical Assay for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
  • Advance Directives and Emergency Department Resource Use
  • Clinical and Economic Impact of Delayed Transfer of Critically Ill Patients from the Emergency Department to the Intensive Care Unit
  • Community Based Basic Emergency Interventions and Injury Prevention Education
  • Comparison of Blood Gas and Conventional Laboratory Results
  • Department of Medicine Physicians’ Attitudes toward Contact and Communications Modalities from the ED
  • DIAS-2 Desmoteplase in Acute Ischemic Stroke
  • Haddon Matrix as a Tool to Teach Pediatric Patients about Medical Errors
  • Medication Data Accuracy and Emergency Department Interventions among Geriatric Patients
  • Neurological Emergency Trial Network Study
  • Patient Expectations of their Emergency Department Visit
  • Predictive Modeling of Hospital Resource Utilization for ED Admissions
  • Reliability of Emergency Department Triage Pulse Oximetry
  • Safety and Efficacy of NeuroFlo Technology in Ischemic Stroke
  • Sonographic Measurements of the Inferior Vena Cava as an Indicator of Volume Status in Pediatric Emergency Patients
  • The Epidemiology of Elderly Visitors to an Urban Emergency Department
  • The Impact of an Electronic Medical Record on Emergency Department Coding
  • The Influence of Childhood Obesity on Presentation to a Pediatric Emergency Department
  • The Usefulness of an Elevated Procalcitonin Level as an Indicator of the Presence of Acute Appendicitis in Children
  • Treatment of Complications of Automated Internal Defibrillators
  • National Emergency Department Safety Study
  • Utilization of Personal Digital Assistant by Pediatric and Emergency Medicine Residents

Maimonides is funding several projects that are actively underway

The future of medical care is you

Our program strives to provide the best educational experience in an environment that balances academic and clinical activities. We take great pride in our success in preparing residents to become the next generation of expert practitioners. For more information on the Emergency Research Fellowship, contact Christian Fromm, MD at (718) 283-7222 or [email protected].

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