Research training is an important part of the NewYork-Presbyterian Emergency Medicine Residency program. Each resident is required to complete a scholarly project before graduation. The goals of this project are to expose residents to the nature of scholarly inquiry and to foster initial development of a niche/area of expertise within Emergency Medicine. Each resident works closely with at least one faculty mentor. Residents are supported to present their work at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) and American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Annual Meetings. In addition, our PGY-2 travels to SAEM each spring.
We have a robust research support infrastructure to assist residents with developing and completing their projects. At Weill Cornell, our Director of Research Sunday Clark, ScD, MPH, oversees resident research and is an excellent resource on project milestones, methodology, biostatistics, the IRB application process, abstract and manuscript writing, grant-writing, and the peer-review process. Additionally, at Columbia, Vice Chair of Research, Bernard Chang, MD, PhD is leading our NIH funded projects with opportunities for resident involvement and mentorship.
NewYork-Presbyterian's academic resources are vast, and opportunities for mentorship and collaboration are virtually limitless. In addition to two Ivy League medical schools, we are home to the Mailman School of Public Health (Columbia University), as well as the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences (Cornell University). Our residents are uniquely positioned to draw on the expertise of the over 500 faculty and 1,500 graduate students in these institutions.