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Advanced Research Methodology Evaluation and Design (ARMED)

SAEM is proud to bring you the best research course for junior faculty taught by leading experts in academic emergency medicine. The purpose of this course is to arm participants with the fundamental knowledge and skills to design a high quality research project and grant proposal to jumpstart their research career. The course is targeted to assist junior faculty within five years of graduation, fellows, and senior residents who are interested in pursuing a career in research.

2020-2021 Class Applications Now Open

ARMED Scholarship

SAEM seeks three enthusiastic fellows or senior residents who demonstrate early interest in pursuing a research-oriented career to attend the ARMED course in 2021-2022.

Award: $1000 scholarship per awardee
Application Deadline: Applications Now Open

Additional information can be found on our website.

Course Information

ARMED will cover everything you need to know to start a research project. Topics may include:

  • Introduction to Research and Development of the Research Question
  • Study designs
  • Retrospective chart reviews
  • Case Control and Cohort studies
  • Randomized controlled trials
  • Survey research
  • Systematic Reviews and meta-analysis
  • Clinical Decision Rules
  • Secondary (Big) Data
  • Introduction to statistics analysis
  • Descriptive and basic statistical tests
  • IRBs
  • Grant Writing
  • Resources
  • Career Development
  • Publication
  • Research Ethics
  • Database Resources
  • Data Management
  • Mentorship


$950 with travel and lodging paid by the participant. Tuition is not due until your application is accepted and you are invited to join the 2021-2020 class.


Each class of participants will have 10-30 members. Interested candidates must submit an application form by the deadline to be considered for the course.


This course is geared towards junior faculty members with a foundational knowledge of emergency care research. Fellows and senior residents with basic knowledge of research are also eligible to participate.


The 2020-2021 schedule will be updated as details are available.

September 2020 - May 2021

Participants are strongly encouraged to attend the online lectures when they occur. However, recordings of the online lectures will be available following the event. The live workshops will not be recorded. The schedule below is subject to change. Due to the evolving restrictions on travel and group gatherings, the dates and locations of live events may also change. If necessary, live events may be converted to virtual events in compliance with regulations.

July 31, 2020Applications Due
August 15, 2020Course Participants Selected
September 18, 2020
3:00 pm (Eastern)  / 12:00 pm (Pacific)
Kickoff Meeting & Online Lecture

October 2020
Date/time TBD

Design & Statistics
Part 1

Online Lecture

October 2020
Date/time TBD

Live Workshop
Location TBD


Live Workshop

November 2020

Date/time TBD

Design & Statistics
Part 2

Online Lecture
November 2020
Date/time TBD

Design & Statistics
Part 3: Sample Size

Online Lecture

December 2020
Date/time TBD

Design & Statistics
Part 4

Online Lecture

January 2021
Date/time TBD

Design & Statistics
Part 5

Online Lecture

February 2021
Date/time TBD

Design & Statistics
Part 6

Online Lecture
February 4-5, 2021

Live Workshop
SAEM Headquarters, Des Plaines, IL

Live Workshop
March 2020
Date/time TBD

Design & Statistics
Part 7

Online Lecture

May 11, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Eastern)

Grant Writing Workshop
SAEM21, Atlanta, GA

Live Workshop


Faculty is comprised of experienced researchers in academic emergency medicine, including:

  • D. Mark Courtney, MD, Northwestern Medicine
  • Deborah Diercks, MD, MSc, UT Southwestern
  • Jason Haukoos, MD, MSc, Denver Health Medical Center
  • Brian Hiestand, MD, Wake Forest Baptist Health
  • Amy Kaji, MD, PhD, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Phillip D. Levy, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAHA, FACC, Wayne State University
  • N. Clay Mann, PhD, MS, MBA, University of Utah
  • Danielle McCarthy, MD, MS Northwestern Medicine
  • William Meurer, MD, University of Michigan
  • Joseph Miller, MD, Henry Ford Hospital
  • Craig Newgard, MD, MPH, Oregon Health & Sciences University
  • David Schriger, MD, UCLA
  • Julianna Tolles, MD, MHS, Harbor-UCLA
  • Robert Welch, MD, MS, Wayne State University



Please contact Melissa McMillian with questions at 847-257-7233.