Research in Emergency Medicine at the University of Missouri School of Medicine is as diverse as the patient population it serves. Our providers care for patients of all ages. The mission of our research section is to reach our entire patient population through discovery, innovation and education.

As the Department of Emergency Medicine is expanding, the research section is undergoing significant changes, as well. Our growing faculty of physicians and scientists, recognized as experts in their fields, are studying a wide breadth of topics. Those include prehospital medicine, pediatric emergency medicine, ultrasound, clinical decision rules and resident education success. Educating future medical providers through research is a core mission of the research section.

Undergraduate volunteers participate in the research process directly in the emergency room, providing an opportunity for a hands-on understanding of real-life research in Emergency Medicine. Medical students are encouraged to participate in Emergency Medicine research during a summer research fellowship between their first and second years. Medical students particularly interested in Emergency Medicine are encouraged to take an EM research elective with a mentor as they work on a project together. Emergency Medicine residents actively participate in research projects and research curriculum during their residency, learning the skills required to use evidence-based medicine in their own practice.

A list of current publications indexed by PubMed from the Department of Emergency Medicine can be found here.

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