Research Day

Emergency Medicine Research Day consists of thought provoking research presentations covering subject matter spanning a wide variety of topics including education, clinical, and basic research.

The presentations by Emergency Medicine faculty and resident physicians are patterned after national research meetings in which a 10-minute slide presentation is followed by five minutes of questions from the audience.


There are many misperceptions about research and science. For example, a character in the Woody Allen movie Sleeper proclaimed, “I don’t believe in science... [it’s] an intellectual dead-end. It’s a lot of little guys in tweed suits cutting up frogs on foundation grants”. Part of the educational mission at Indiana University School of Medicine, Methodist Hospital, and Indiana University Health is to clear up these types of misconceptions and instill research skills and scientific methods as tools for life-long learning.

We believe there are many resasons why research is important. These include: 

Identifiying Future Researchers➜

Life-Long Learning ➜

Fostering creativity, innovation, and curiosity ➜

Developing tools for healthy skepticism ➜

Improving patient care and global health ➜


Medicine Research Day was inaugurated April 28, 1988 with Stephen J Jay, MD, then Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at Methodist, serving as the first Guest Faculty. For the past 12 years, we have followed the tradition of inviting the President-elect of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) to serve as Guest Faculty. SAEM is the most prestigious research and academic organization for the specialty of Emergency Medicine. Emergency Medicine Research Day is a refereed forum for presentation of research projects by Emergency Medicine faculty physicians, resident physicians, and nurses. Research Day is patterned after national research meetings where a 10 minute slide presentation is followed by 5 minutes of questions from the audience.

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