The Arizona Clinical Scientist Program (CSP), a unique mentored faculty program is entering its second year on July 1, 2009 with the appointment of Spencer Greene MD. Dr. Greene is completing his Medical Toxicology Fellowship at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The goal of CSP is to produce academic emergency physicians capable of launching highly successful academic careers.
Scholars complete a post-graduate certificate program in biostatistics, clinical epidemiology and research ethics at The University of Arizona College of Public Health. This is joined with mentored research and grant submissions. They also complete faculty development experiences in clinical, professional service and teaching skills.
Lisa Stoneking MD and Isaac Farrell MD, the first participants in CSP, will be successfully completing their first year on track for completion of their major milestones.
As part of the application process, the fellow will need to apply to and be accepted as a graduate student in the ASU – MS degree program in Biomedical Informatics. The program of study is detailed on the following website: http://bmi.asu.edu/home
The course and research requirements can usually be completed within two years. The ABMS certification curriculum, as defined by the American Medical Informatics Association, includes a research project with possible publication, which can also satisfy the MS degree research requirement. The proposed initial research project will focus on emergency department efficiency and/or the efficacious use of an emergency department information system.
Applicants must have completed an ACGME-certified emergency medicine residency program and must be ABEM or ABOEM certified or prepared. The ideal applicant should also have an aptitude for and interest in clinical informatics.
The program respects the need to develop skill sets in four domains:
These will be achieved through structured experiences and opportunities including graduate coursework in research methods, protected research time and support, mentored grant applications, effective clinical teaching techniques and broad mentoring from senior faculty.
Upon completion, these physicians will have exceptional potential for rapid promotion in the academic environment. Interested emergency medicine residents should review the program brochure.