Academic Research Fellowship

The University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine is proud to announce and recruit candidates for an Academic Research Fellowship available to physicians who have completed an intern year in an ACGME-accredited residency program who wish to pursue Emergency Medicine or other specialties. The goal of the fellowship is to produce independent investigators with the requisite training and skills to engage in a successful career in academic emergency medicine or other specialties. The fellow will obtain these skills over a one- to two-year structured and mentored experience. The fellowship is an intensive mentored experience in clinical research as well as possible laboratory and animal studies associated with the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center.

Summary Details

  • Mentoring in research methods, study design, statistics, bioinformatics, ethics
  • Intensive mentoring for original research, manuscript completion, and research presentations
  • Intensive mentoring for NIH-level grant submissions
  • Intensive mentoring on SRA and IRB application design
  • Attend meetings with lead researchers both from the University and industry
  • Possible animal research experience
  • Assist with Research Assistant Program
  • Recruit and help oversee medical students for research projects
  • Ability to attend weekly emergency medicine conferences
  • Assist in deploying new clinical trials
  • Assist in quality improvement projects in the emergency department
  • Protected time for independent reading and residency interviews
  • Work with a clinical research team that is one of the best in the world!
  • Note - this position is unfunded - BUT the experiences and publications you will earn make the fellow a much more competitive applicant as well as competent physician and researcher

Send cover letter and CV to:

Kurt R. Denninghoff, MD
Professor and Associate Head, Research &
Distinguished Chair of Research in Emergency Medicine
UArizona Department of Emergency Medicine
PO Box 245057
Tucson, AZ 85724-5057