Clinical Research Fellowship

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Mayo Clinic offers a Clinical Research Fellowship for residents or graduates of certified residency programs in emergency medicine. This fellowship provides a sound background in the principles and practice of clinical research for physicians who plan a career in academic emergency medicine. The two-year program also incorporates a Master's degree in Clinical and Translational Science (M.S.) from the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science. Fellows will plan and conduct original clinical research and prepare a thesis under the supervision of experienced researchers (Erik P. Hess, M.D.; M. Fernanda Bellolio, M.D.; Ronna L.Campbell, M.D., Ph.D.; Molly M. Jeffery, Ph.D.). Collaboration with experts from other departments within Mayo Clinic will be facilitated as needed to ensure a strong multidisciplinary mentorship team. Working as junior faculty members, fellows will have limited clinical responsibilities, will not be required to teach or assume administrative responsibilities, and can expect a highly competitive annual income.

Why choose Mayo Clinic's department of emergency medicine for research training?

  • You will collaborate with a highly productive research team that demonstrates patient centeredness, integrity and generosity in research, interactions and relationships.
  • You will be mentored by experienced researchers with world-renowned expertise in patient centered outcomes research (PCOR). Mayo Clinic's Emergency Medicine researchers have a track record of numerous high-impact publications and have successfully competed for grant funding at the national level. PCOR engages people requiring emergency care in making decisions regarding their treatment by answering questions so they are able to make more-informed health care decisions. This research not only seeks to advance the science of emergency care; it seeks to do so in a way that envisions research as a service to patients.
  • You will benefit from the high level of expertise and experience in clinical research design — clinical trials, observational studies, health records reviews, systematic reviews, secondary data analysis, clinical prediction rules and health systems engineering. Your research will have a high level of integrity, be ethical, have a high methodological quality, limited conflicts of interest, transparently disclosing conflicts where appropriate, and communicate the limitations of the work.
  • You will experience an attitude of generosity on the team. The individual with the least experience, who serves to benefit the most from public credit for the work, is given the opportunity to earn the first author position on manuscripts and to present the research at national and international academic meetings.
  • You will be a part of Mayo Clinic's unique multispecialty group practice and collaborative culture, and enjoy the valuable collaborative relationships established with world expert specialists in a number of areas, including, but not limited to, cardiology, neurology, allergy, health services research science and internal medicine.

Who should apply

Graduates from an ACGME accredited emergency medicine training program prior to July 3 of each academic year. Applications from physicians without these credentials or whose training is in another discipline will not be accepted. The annual deadline for applications is January 31 with an expected start date of July 3.

How to apply

Contact Dr. Erik Hess to express your interest and include:

  • A two-page letter outlining your career goals and your objectives for the program
  • Your CV
  • Examples of previous research (abstracts, manuscripts, presentations)
  • Two references who can attest to your academic and clinical performance
  • A completed application for the Postdoctoral Master's Degree Program at Mayo Clinic.


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