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Associate Scholar Program Info

The Department of Emergency Medicine offers Associate Scholar positions on any of these nonaccredited fellowships:  Research, Medical Education and Social Medicine. Each program is two years in length and includes the opportunity for earning a Master’s degree.  Candidates with pertinent experience and a related Master's degree may be considered for a one year program.

 

For more information regarding the programs, please contact:

Azeemuddin Ahmed, MD, MBA
Clinical Professor and Executive Vice Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
azeemuddin-ahmed@uiowa.edu

 

The following is an overview of the goals and expectations for each program:

Research

Goals

  1. Develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for a successful research career in Emergency Medicine
  2. Identify research questions and propose a pathway to answering those questions
  3. Discover an area of focus of investigation within emergency care and carry a study design through to manuscript submission

 Degree Opportunity

MS, Translational Biomedicine

 Curriculum Outline

  1. Service as clinical faculty in the Emergency Department of the University of Iowa
  2. Complete MS in Translational Biomedicine at the University of Iowa
  3. Identify a mentor and develop a longitudinal research project. This project should encompass at least one broad research question, but it can be expected to engender multiple avenues of investigation
  4. Develop an abstract for submission to a regional and/or national scientific meeting
  5. Produce a manuscript for submission to a journal
  6. Develop teaching skills by participating in:
    a.         A bedside teaching skills workshop
    b.         Oral presentation training
    c.         Teaching of medical students, residents and other learners
  7. The fellow should expect to attend the SAEM annual meeting and is encouraged to participate in regional and national presentations of research

 Medical Education

 Goals

  1. Develop the cognitive knowledge and skill sets necessary to become an effective educator
  2. Engage in innovative curriculum development
  3. Learn the principles of educational research and apply them through a unique project 

Degree Opportunity

MME, Master of Medical Education

Curriculum Outline

  1. Service as clinical faculty in the Emergency Department of the University of Iowa
  2. Complete the MME at the University of Iowa 
  3. Assist program leadership with resident and student evaluation, curriculum design, and resident recruitment
  4. Participate regularly in residency conference by conducting didactics.   An emphasis will be placed on innovative teaching sessions and methods and will offer the opportunity to implment skills and concepts covered in the MME program
  5. Assist the Vice Chair of Education with faculty development projects including improving bedside teaching and the evaluation and feedback provided to residents
  6. Participate in clinical service including “teaching shifts” for mentoring students and firstyear residents
  7. To fulfill their requirement for the MME, the fellow will develop a curriculum project including design, implementation, evaluation, presentation and publications.
  8. The fellow should expect to attend the CORD Academic Assembly and will also be supported and strongly encouraged to participate in other regional and national presentations of research

Social Medicine

Goals

  1. Develop the necessary skills surrounding education, research, and advocacy that can be used to further our understanding of social determinants of health and population health among our patients
  2. Gain experience collaborating with community agencies focusing on public health concerns and working towards addressing social determinants of health
  3. Design an intervention or program that addresses population health needs thorough a public health approach

Degree Opportunity

MPH, Master of Public Health

Curriculum Outline

  1. Service as clinical faculty in the Emergency Department of the University of Iowa
  2. Complete MPH or MFA at University of Iowa
  3. Participation in resident conference with 1-2 lectures per year and journal club once a year
  4. Implementation and expansion of community-based programs
  5. Practical experience with community organizations aligned to work with population-based health concerns: human trafficking, chronically homeless, substance abuse, seasonal workers, etc.
  6. Clinical work with various free medical clinics
  7. Engagement with the Iowa Public Policy Center
  8. Policy and legislative advocacy work
  9. Academic project that should yield an abstract of publishable quality
  10. The fellow should expect to attend the ACEP meeting, particularly the social medicine section meeting, and is encouraged to participate in regional and national presentations of research