Research at Baystate EM

Welcome to Baystate Medical Center!

The Research Division of the Department of Emergency Medicine currently supports the research efforts of medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty.

How is the Research Division important for my residency?

We help you to be a better clinician

Our research division is instrumental in helping residents learn how to interpret medical research – an essential job for today’s physicians. Through journal club and statistical training, Baystate residents learn how to efficiently separate the myths from the evidence, and what sources to rely on for up to date answers.

We help with your scholarly project

Every residency requires a scholarly project as part of your training. Whether you are involved in a clinical trial, a case report, or a qualitative study, the research division will help you get the most out of your project. You will be able to create something you can publish and talk about as you move to the next phase of your career.

We help you with career planning

Although some residents start their training with clear post-residency plans, many do not. Involvement in research and Quality Improvement (QI) projects can help elucidate the best path for you, whether that is academic or community-based. You may discover that a research career is (or is not) for you!

What if I’m already excited about doing research?

That’s awesome, because we are too. Our research core is funded by multiple NIH and AHRQ grants, and collaborates with researchers from all over the country. We have opportunities for people to get involved at all levels, and we can support independent projects designed by motivated residents. Our infrastructure is designed to provide both high-level mentorship (helping you find and decide on fellowships, apply for grants, network) as well as help with the nuts and bolts of getting research done.

How does the Research Division do all this?

The Research Division currently has dozens of active projects, several full-time research staff, and a Research Associate Program (undergraduate volunteers). The Division has received increased grant funding over the past several years, including multiple federal grants and three recent K-grants (Career Development Grants for junior faculty). Current active areas of research include:

  • Education

  • Substance Use Disorder • Wilderness Medicine

  • Ultrasound

  • EMS

  • Shared Decision-Making • Implementation Science • Quality Improvement

  • Cardiac Arrest

  • Heart Failure

  • Cellular Respiration

  • Sepsis

  • Burnout/Wellness

  • Pulmonary embolism

  • Social Determinants of Health