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OUDEM places emphasis on the role of preparing residency graduates who will be intelligent consumers of, and contributors to, the medical literature. The research curriculum includes resident scholarly activity in collaboration with faculty mentors, a monthly journal club with emphasis on critically evaluating the medical literature, and didactic training in relevant statistical analyses and spotting errors and inconsistencies in scientific publications. In addition to the resources provided by faculty mentors, residents have access to the research facilities at OU and robust research support through the Office for Research Development and Scholarly Activity (ORDSA).

Resident scholarly activity is a requirement of the ACGME for successful completion of an Emergency Medicine residency. In keeping with this requirement, OUDEM requires yearly scholarly activity for each resident. This can include an original research project, an abstract or poster presentation, a case report, a clinical pathway, or a quality improvement project. Our department is committed to sending residents to any conferences where they will be presenting their scholarly activity.

Our research section is also available to match interested and motivated OU students up with scholarly projects in our department.

Please contact Dr. Joshua Gentges, our Research Director, for any research-related questions.