Emergency Medicine and Acute Care Research Fellowship

Each fellow will be assigned a clinical research faculty mentor whose research expertise most closely aligns with the interests of the fellow. Additionally, other core faculty members within the division of research, as well as the other UF COMJ emergency medicine faculty members, will be available.

Research concentration for each fellow will be chosen with mentor guidance. The structured didactic curriculum will include instruction with the following focus areas and research methods:

  • Hypothesis generation
  • Research design
  • Data management
  • Biostatistics and data analysis
  • Manuscript preparation, submission and revision
  • Project management
  • Presentation of research
  • Grant writing
  • Clinical trials
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Medical research ethics
  • Career development

Typical Curriculum for One-Year Fellowship

Summer Fall Spring
GMS 6931: Ethical/Policy Issues in Clinical Research 2 credits GMS6861: Applied Biostatistics I Independent Study with Shiva Gautam, PhD, from UF COMJ’s Office of Research Affairs: Regression and Multivariable Models
PHC 6001: Principles of Epidemiology* 3 credits
* Offered every semester
GMS 6096: Introduction to NIH Grant Writing for Biomedical Sciences 1 credit Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Research Seminar Series, including Responsible Conduct of Research
GMS 7093: Introduction to Clinical/Translational Research 2 credits GMS 5905: Quantitative Literacy for Translational Research 1 credit
Monthly TRACTS Program Team Meetings
Monthly K-College Workshops — Recommended

Most tuition costs for UF courses will be covered by the UF Employee Education Program.

Mentorship Meetings and Fellow Evaluation

Fellows will have weekly face-to-face meetings with their primary mentor and additional co-mentors when needed. Weekly meetings will focus on the progress of didactic education, research study enrollment, data collection, management and analysis, manuscript/grant preparation, responsible conduct of research, and career development.


The research division of the Department of Emergency Medicine is highly productive, publishing the results of research studies in top peer-reviewed journals and presenting nationally every year. For details on faculty productivity, see individual faculty profiles.

The University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville encourages resident and fellow research through the availability of Dean’s Fund Research Awards and an annual Research Day, with residents and fellows from all disciplines presenting their work. Well-designed studies conducted in collaboration with the faculty have resulted in residents and fellows presenting their research at regional, national and international meetings.