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. Jennifer Hulme

  • 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 Top Education Innovation 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).

 
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EXPERIENCE UHN EMERGENCY MEDICINE RESEARCH

 

Program Curriculum

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).

Please see the attached document for the STAR-EM Program: 2020 STAR-EM Schedule

 

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