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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.

2019-2020 Class Applications are Now Closed.

Please contact Melissa McMillian with any questions.

ARMED Scholarship

SAEM seeks two enthusiastic residents or fellows who demonstrate early interest in pursuing a research-oriented career to attend the ARMED course in 2020.

Award: $1000 scholarship per awardee
Application Deadline: Applications are 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 2019-2020 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.


The 2019-2020 schedule will be updated as details are available.

September 2019 - May 2020

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.

July 31, 2019Applications Due
August 15, 2019Course Participants Selected
September 17, 2019
3:00 pm (Eastern)  / 12:00 pm (Pacific)
Kickoff MeetingOnline

September 30, 2019
2:00 pm CT

Design & Statistics
Part 1: Inferential Statistics for the Medical Researcher
Eric C. McCoy, MD
University of California, Irvine

Online Lecture

October 23, 2019
11:00 am CT

Design & Statistics Part 2: Learning From the Past: Rigorous Retrospective Studies
Bryn Mumma, MD, MAS
UC Davis
Online Lecture

October 27, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Mountain)

Live Workshop
Denver, CO
Live Workshop
November 2019
Date/time TBD

Design & Statistics
Part 3: Sample Size

Online Lecture

December 10, 2019
1:00 pm CT

Design & Statistics
Part 4: Do’s and Don’ts of Manuscript Review
Robert Ehrman, MD
Wayne State University

Online Lecture

January 15, 2020
1:00 pm CT

Design & Statistics
Part 5: Quasi-Experimental Designs in Research
Jason Haukoos, MD
UC Denver

Online Lecture

February 2019
Date/time TBD

Design & Statistics
Part 6

Online Lecture
February 6-7, 2020

Live Workshop
SAEM Headquarters, Des Plaines, IL

Live Workshop
April 21, 2020
1:00 pm CT

Design & Statistics Part 7: Qualitative Methods
Danielle McCarthy, MD
Northwestern University

Online Lecture

May 12, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Mountain)

Grant Writing Workshop
SAEM20, Denver, CO

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.