SUMMER TRAINING AND RESEARCH IN EMERGENCY MEDICINE (STAR-EM)
The UHN STAR-EM (Summer Training and Research in Emergency Medicine) Program is a summer training program for undergraduate medical students that advances the goal of cultivating and supporting research in emergency medicine through education, specialized training, and sustainable presence of collaborating researchers in the ED.
A cohort of three undergraduate medical students who have completed Year 1 will be eligible to be enrolled in a 10-week focused research program within the UHN Emergency Departments. Their time will be divided between undertaking work on their own summer research project under the mentorship of a UHN EM faculty member (STAR-EM research faculty), attending in the ED to support ongoing emergency medicine projects, shadowing ED physicians (STAR-EM teaching faculty), and attending the weekly STAR-EM program curriculum (weekly summer academic morning).
This program serves to nurture and cultivate future aspiring EM researchers and clinicians who are currently enrolled in a Canadian undergraduate MD program.
Next enrolment: January 2021
STAR-EM FACULTY AND RESEARCHERS
Faculty researchers and scholars of the STAR-EM program mentor and provide academic teachings throughout the 10 week program.
2020 Faculty Researchers:
Dr. Joseph Choi
Dr. Steven Friedman
Dr. Megan Landes
Dr. Ahmed Taher
Top Education Innovation Abstract Award
"STAR-EM: An innovative summer research program for medical students in an urban Canadian academic emergency department" was recognized as the co-winner for the 2020 Canadian Association of Emergency Physician (CAEP)'s Abstract Award
Authors: Friedman, S., Porplycia, D., Lexchin, J., Hayman, K., Masood, S., O'Connor, E., Xie, E., Bryan, J., Smith-Gorvie, T., Lim, D., Leung, J., Sheikh, H. (2020). (Abstract)
EXPERIENCE UHN EMERGENCY MEDICINE RESEARCH
The curriculum will typically include sessions on research methods (including ethics, protocol design, data analysis, writing for publication) group review of research work in progress, and clinical emergency medicine (including ultrasound, simulation, and sports medicine).