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ScholarQuest is a resident research curriculum at the University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine that provides residents with hands-on training to conduct, present and publish original hypothesis-driven research in the field of emergency medicine.

Each day, the Department of University of Arizona Emergency Medicine and its faculty work to excel in the profession by advancing health and wellness through outstanding patient care and research, while serving as educators and mentors to our residents, fellows and students.

We currently rank very high nationally for National Institutes of Health funding and our original research has substantially advanced the principles and practice of our specialty leading to milestone achievements in prehospital care, cardiac arrest, trauma resuscitation, sepsis, medical education, medical toxicology, emergency bedside ultrasound, wilderness medicine and pediatric emergency medicine. 

UArizona Emergency Medicine's focus on research results in one to two ScholarQuest projects being published in peer-reviewed journals per year. The department actively works to increase the number of published articles each year by actively supporting resident research. 

Tomas Nuño, PhD, serves as a research assistant professor and as the director of biostatistics and epidemiology for UArizona Emergency Medicine.

The ScholarQuest curriculum has two main components:

  • Didactic lectures on basic biostatistics and epidemiology (e.g., study design, hypothesis testing, power and sample size requirements).
  • Direct assistance with the development of a scientific research project from hypothesis to study completion.

All UArizona Emergency Medicine residents participate in our ScholarQuest program and receive training and assistance for each stage of their research which includes obtaining IRB approval, designing and implementing research studies, collecting and analyzing data, interpreting results, submitting an abstract to a national or regional meeting, presenting at a national or regional meeting and manuscript preparation.

Thank you for your interest.

If you have any questions about the ScholarQuest program, please email Tomas Nuño: