Faculty Development: Research Skills

Educational Skills | Administrative Skills | Research Skills | Professional Skills


Emergency Care Research: A Primer-this is a hands-on-guide for initiating, completing, and disseminating emergency care
research. The manual details how to: identify a research topic, find a mentor, write a grant, present one's research and get published.

Scientific Writing: Taking an Abstract to Manuscript -resources to assist investigators in bridging the gap between abstract to successful manuscript publication. 

Resources/guidelines for writing a formal review:

1. Bordage G, Caelleigh AS, Steiencke A, et al. Review Criteria for research manuscripts. (Provides checklist of review criteria written by the Task
    Force Of Academic Medicine and the GEA-RIME Committee). Acad Med 2001; 76:897-978.
2. Bordage G. Reasons reviewers reject and accept manuscripts: the strengths and weaknesses in medical education reports. Acad Med 2001; 76:889-896.
3. Bordage G, Caelleigh AS. How to read "review criteria for research manuscripts. Acad Med 2001; 76:908-909.
4. Roberts LW, Coverdale J, Edenharder K et al. How to review a manuscript: a "down-to-earth" approach. Acad Psychiatry 2004; 28:81-87. 

Clinical and Educational Research
Courses and Seminars
1. ACEP Emergency Medicine Basic Research Course (EMBRS)
The (EMBRS) Workshop was designed by a task force of experienced investigators to help the physician with an interest in
emergency medicine research get started. EMBRS is a 11-day, 2-session program. The first session is held in November and the
second session is held in April. You must complete the November session before attending the April session. This program provides
a broad overview of the basics from idea to IRB approval to final presentation and publication. Participants will learn how to
identify clinical research opportunities and become familiar with clinical research and outcomes, injury prevention, health care
delivery and effectiveness research. Also, the course includes an introduction to statistics and statistical software and
sessions on publishing and presenting your research.
2. CORD Academic Assembly
Council of Residency Directors hosts its annual 3 day meeting with concurrent sessions dedicated to teaching, administration and research.
3. Emergency Medicine Research Fellowships 
List of Journals publishing educational research 

Academic Medicine: www.academicmedicine.org 
Academic Pediatrics: www.academicpedsjnl.net 
Academic Psychiatry: www.aacdp.org 
Best Evidence in Medical Education (BEME): http://www.bemecollaboration.org/
BMC Medical Education: www.biomedcentral.com/bmcmededuc/
Canadian Medical Education Journal: http://cmej.synergiesprairies.ca/cmej/index.php/cmej
The Clinical Teacher: http://www.theclinicalteacher.com/
Family Medicine (Society of Teachers of Family Medicine): http://www.stfm.org/
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA): http://jama.ama-assn.org 
Journal of Graduate Medical Education: http://www.jgme.org/
Journal of Surgical Education: www.cursur.org 
MedEdPORTAL: www.mededportal.org 
Medical Education: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2923
Medical Education Development: http://www.pagepress.org/journals/index.php/med
Medical Education Online: http://med-ed-online.net 
Medical Science Educator: http://www.jiamse.org 
Medical Teacher: www.medicalteacher.org 
Teaching and Learning in Medicine: http://www.siumed.edu/tlm


Conducting a journal club 

CORD-Conducting a journal club
Critical Appraisal Worksheets - Learning Tools for Evidence Based Practice
Altman DG, Schulz KF, Moher D, et al. The reviser CONSORT statement for reporting randomized trials: explanation and elaboration. Ann Intern Med 2001; 134:663-694.
The CONSORT statement: revised recommendations for improving the quality of reports of parallel group randomized trials. BMC Medical research methodology 2001, 1:2.
The Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions
Zaccai JH. How to assess epidemiological studies. Postgrad Med J 2004; 80:140-147.

5 Points for Performing a Quality Literature Search  

 Web-Based Resources
Statistics 101- Stats without Tears

 How to Create A Poster with PowerPoint

 Suggested Readings
Basic and Clinical Biostatistics (Dawson, Trapp)
Designing Clinical Research: An Epidemiologic Approach (Hulley, Cummings, Browner, Grady, Newman)
Introduction to Performing Peer Review of Biomedical Research (Neumar)
Data Analysis with Microsoft Excel: Updated for Office XP (with CD-ROM) (Berk, Carey)
Intuitive Biostatistics (Motulsky)
The Cartoon Guide to Statistics (Gonick, Smith)
Statistics for the Utterly Confused (Jaisingh)

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