Department of Emergency Medicine Research Fellowship

The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine is recruiting candidates for a research fellowship in emergency medicine. The goal of the fellowship is to provide EM residency graduates with a formal opportunity to develop those skills required for a successful career in academic medicine. Fellows will study all aspects of scholarly work, including project development, research methodology, grant applications, and preparation of manuscripts. At the completion of the fellowship, it is expected that graduates will be prepared to conduct independent work in their chosen field. During the two-year fellowship, all expenses for a Master’s Degree in Public Health at Harvard will be provided. Other advanced degree (see below) programs or independent coursework may also be considered. Fellows will be given academic appointments at Harvard Medical School.

The Massachusetts General Hospital is home to the Emergency Medicine Network, a consortium of emergency departments which focuses on public health research, with a particular emphasis on pulmonary/allergic diseases. Research fellows may work with EMNet during the two-year fellowship. Other departmental areas of research interest include medical education, with a focus on patient simulation, and clinical research with a focus on cardio and neurovascular disease.

Clinical experience will be provided at a >110,000 annual visit level I trauma center with a PGY1-4 emergency medicine residency. Accordingly, candidates must have completed residency training in emergency medicine and be eligible for board certification by ABEM.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to John Tobias Nagurney, MD, MPH (nagurney.john@mgh.harvard.edu).

For applicants outside of North America, clinical practice may not be possible. For this reason, research is limited to EMNet activities only and different requirements (see below) apply.

For more information about working with EMNet, please contact:

Carlos Camargo, MD, DrPH 
Director, EMNet Coordinating Center
Department of Emergency Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
125 Nashua Street, Suite 920
Boston, MA 02114
Telephone: (617) 726-5276
Fax: (617) 724-4050
email: emnet@partners.org

1. Master of Public Health 

Harvard’s Master of Public Health degree program is a mid-career professional program; the student body is composed primarily of physicians, but also includes dentists, lawyers, PhDs, and other health professionals. In addition, the Harvard School of Public Health has a significantly large international student population. MPH students are required to complete a minimum of 40 course credits and must fulfill core requirements in the fundamental public health disciplines as well as on the ethical basis of the practice of public health. Within one of seven available concentrations, applicants choose a second set of courses to complete. Full-time students can complete the program in two consecutive semesters. Part-time students typically complete the requirements over a period of two or three years. For more information, and to request a copy of the catalog please visit the program’s website at https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/admissions/degree-programs/#MPH. Contact Roberta Gianfortoni at (617) 432-0090 or rgianfor@hsph.harvard.edu with questions.

2. Clinical Investigator Training Program

A cooperative effort between Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and Pfizer Inc., the Clinical Investigator Training Program (CITP) is a program designed for physicians who have completed their clinical training. Candidates have some basic knowledge and experience in clinical research, and wish to gain more expertise in patient-oriented research. The curriculum focuses mainly on direct experience in clinical investigation via a research project, but also includes some classroom instruction in the form of didactic seminars. Fellows are awarded a stipend from Pfizer and also have the option to pursue a Master of Medical Sciences Degree from Harvard Medical School in conjunction with the program. For more detailed information visit http://www.bidmc.org/citp or contact Karen Walsh at (617) 258-6094 or kfwalsh@mit.edu.

3. Scholars in Clinical Science

The Scholars in Clinical Science Program (SCSP) is a new two-year post-graduate training program in clinical investigation. Candidates must be fellows in a training program at a Harvard institution, and should have an M.D., a D.M.D., or a Ph.D. degree in a clinically-related discipline. Funded by a Clinical Research Curriculum Award from the National Institutes of Health, the SCSP curriculum consists of formal didactic coursework in subjects such as biostatistics, human investigation, and epidemiology, a longitudinal seminar series, and a mentored clinical research project, culminating in a thesis presentation. Trainees who successfully complete the program are awarded a Master of Medical Sciences degree from Harvard Medical School. The program’s academic year runs from the first week of July through the last week of May. For more information and to download an application please visit the SCSP website at http://www.hms.harvard.edu/gradprograms/scsp/. Contact Sophia Reaud at (617) 432-1386 or sophia_reaud@hms.harvard.edu with any questions.

4. Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness 

A joint program of BWH, MGH, HMS, and HSPH, this program is designed for the physician seeking the quantitative and analytic skills needed for clinical research in health care administration. Candidates must be fellows or faculty members and are usually sponsored by their clinical departments or divisions. The program begins with an intensive seven-week, 15-credit summer program. Before or after completion of the summer program, qualified students may apply to a degree program at the Harvard School of Public Health and direct their summer credits towards either a Master of Science degree or a Master of Public Health degree. Fellows who wish to obtain a degree from the Harvard School of Public Health must also complete the usual application process required of all applicants to the School. However, students may apply to a degree program after enrollment in the Program in Clinical Effectiveness, and petition up to 20 credits towards an advanced degree. For more detailed information and an application form please see the program’s website at http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/clineff/index.html. Contact Barbara C. Rosen at (617) 732-5648 or brosen@partners.org with inquiries.

In additional to a letter of interest and CV, an H1B1 visa is required. This visa is specific to each location of employment, and would require an appointment at Massachusetts General Hospital. Our hospital Registrar estimates that the necessary time to obtain the visa and appointment is six months.

Financial support for non-clinical research fellows is the responsibility of the applicant.The fellow’s home institution or government will need to provide travel, lodging, tuition for the MPH, and all living expenses. This might be arranged through some type of grant process, perhaps in return for the fellow’s services at the home institution for some specified period of time after returning to their home country.

Local support for all fellows will include office space and up to $5,000 per year for two years to pay for travel to emergency medicine research meetings and to offset pilot study expenses.

If you have additional questions, please send an e-mail to emnet@partners.org.

Due to the large volume of inquiries we are not able to respond to all requests. If your area of research is not directly related to current EMNet research projects, please do not apply.