A Ten-year Program Evaluation of an Emergency Medicine Scholarly Track in Education Using a Qualitative Approach

Benjamin H. Schnapp*, Abra L. Fant, Michael A. Gisondi

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Abstract

Background: Residency scholarly tracks have allowed training programs to better prepare residents for a future in academia. Despite their success, however, few evaluations of these scholarly tracks have been completed to ensure they are meeting the goals of their stakeholders. Objective: The objective was to evaluate the education scholarly track at Northwestern University Emergency Medicine by querying key stakeholders on the current state of the track and its ideal state. Methods: Current emergency medicine residents, faculty, and track alumni were identified as essential stakeholders. Their perspectives on the track were elicited with a focus group and online survey, respectively, and responses were analyzed using grounded theory. Results: Four distinct themes emerged from the analysis as critical to the track: “education skills and learning theory,” “education research methodology,” “leadership,” and “collaboration.”. Conclusion: These themes will be used to inform further development of the track. A similar self-reflection process may benefit other programs with scholarly tracks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-220
Number of pages6
JournalAEM Education and Training
Volume1
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Education
  • Emergency

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