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 Closed.

Scholarships Are Available

Scholarships are now available for SAEM's popular Advanced Research Methodology Evaluation and Design (ARMED) course and the brand new ARMED MedEd course! Learn how to take your research career to the next level in traditional research areas and in education research including how to design a high quality research project. Deadlines are July 31 and August 31 respectively. Travel restrictions will be taken into consideration and virtual options will be considered. Course fees are not due until you are accepted into the programs.

If you would like to be considered for one of the below scholarships, please check the box for your focus area on the application form. You must be a member of the academy to be eligible.

Academy Scholarships

  • Academy of Geriatric Emergency Medicine (AGEM)
  • Academy of Emergency Ultrasound (AEUS)
  • Global Emergency Medicine Academy (GEMA)

Residents and Medical Students (RAMS) Scholarships

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: Now Closed.

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. Even if you're unsure of your budget and travel restrictions, you can still apply now. Payment will not be due until you are accepted into the program.


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)

2:00 pm (Central)

12:00 pm (Pacific)

Kickoff Meeting & Online Lecture

October 21, 2020

10:00 am - 6:00 pm (Eastern)                                       

9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Central)  

7:00 am - 3:00 pm (Pacific)

Virtual Workshop

October 26, 2020

3:00 PM (Central)

Inferential Statistics

C. Eric McCoy, MD, MPH, UC Irvine School of Medicine

November 18, 2020

2:00 PM (Central)

Observational study design

C.D. McNaughton, MD PhD MPH, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System VAMC, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

December 11, 2020

12:00 PM (Central)

Opportunities in Geriatric EM Research

Anthony Rosen, MD, Cornell

January 13, 2021

1:00 PM (Central)

Intro to Qualitative Methods

Martina T. Caldwell, M.D., M.S.

February 2021
Date/time TBD

Design & Statistics
Part 6

February 4-5, 2021

10:00 am - 6:00 pm (Eastern)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Central)

7:00 am - 3:00 pm (Pacific)

Virtual  Workshop

March 2020
Date/time TBD

Design & Statistics
Part 7

May 11, 2021

8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Central)

Grant Writing Workshop
SAEM21 Virtual Meeting



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.