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Research Fellowship

Applicants must be graduates of ACGME-accredited Emergency Medicine residency programs or Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowships and be board-eligible or board-certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine or board-eligible or board-certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine or the American Board of Pediatrics.

They will work clinically in the capacity of an attending physician in the Emergency Department while pursuing training. This is not a permanent faculty appointment.  However, graduates are welcome to apply for a permanent faculty position.

Upon successful completion of this one or two-year appointment (appointment length based on specific program and candidate educational qualifications and experience), the incumbent will earn a certificate of training completion and will have had the opportunity to earn a Master's degree as a component of the training program. 

For more information regarding the programs, please contact:
Azeemuddin Ahmed, MD, MBA
Clinical Professor and Executive Vice Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine


The preferred training pathway in research at the Univeristy of Iowa is the Physician Scientist Training Pathway.  The Research Fellowship is open to residency graduates who as seeking additional mentored research training.


  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 for investigation within emergency care and complete a mentored research project

 Degree Opportunities

MS, Translational Biomedicine
MS, Clinical Investigation

 Curriculum Outline

  1. Service as clinical faculty in the Emergency Department of the University of Iowa
  2. Complete MS in Translational Biomedicine or Clinical Investigation 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. The fellow should expect to attend the SAEM annual meeting and is encouraged to participate in regional and national presentations of research
  7. Develop teaching skills by participating in:
  • ​A bedside teaching skills workshop
  • Oral presentation training
  • Teaching of  medical students, residents and other learners