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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 is Now Accepting Applications.

Applications are due by July 31, 2019. Please contact Melissa McMillian with any questions.

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 released in summer 2019.

September 2018 - May 2019

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, 2018Applications Due
August 15, 2018Course Participants Selected
September 13, 2018
2:00 pm (Eastern)  / 11:00 am (Pacific)
Kickoff MeetingOnline

September 27, 2018

2:00 pm (Eastern)  / 11:00 am (Pacific)


Design & Statistics: Part 1
Inferential Statistics for the Medical Researcher

Dr. Christopher E. McCoy, University of California, Irvine

Online Lecture

September 30, 2018

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

Live Workshop at ACEP18
San Diego, CA
Live Workshop
October 30, 2018
2:00 pm (Eastern) / 11:00 am (Pacific)
Design & Statistics: Part 2
Sample Size

Juliana Tolles, MD, MHS
Harbor-UCLA, and William J. Meurer, MD, MS
University of Michigan
Online Lecture

November 28, 2018

2:00 pm (Eastern) / 11:00 am (Pacific)



Design & Statistics: Part 3
Reviews, Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses: Aren't They the Same, but Different?

Roland C. Merchant, MD, MPH, ScD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Online Lecture
Date: December 19, 2018

2:00 pm (Eastern) / 11:00 am (Pacific)


Design & Statistics Part 4: Retrospective Data Review
Bryn E. Mumma, MD, MAS
UC Davis

Online Lecture

Date: January 24, 2019
2:00 pm (Eastern) / 11:00 am (Pacific)

Design & Statistics Part 5: Quasi-Experimental Designs in Research

Jason S. Haukoos, MD, MSc, FACEP
Denver Health Medical Center

Online Lecture
Date: TBD (Feb. 2019)Design & Statistics: Part 6Online Lecture
February 14-15, 2019Live Workshop at SAEM Headquarters
Des Plaines, IL
Live Workshop
May 14, 2019Grant Writing Workshop at SAEM19
Las Vegas, NV
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.