Publication trends among emergency medicine residents, fellows, and graduates and its relationship to future academic achievement 

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Abstract

Purpose: Scholastic activity through research involvement is a fundamental aspect of a physician's training, and may have a significant influence on residency and fellowship match success. Despite this fact, little is known regarding the pursuit of academia and/or fellowships in emergency medicine graduates. In this review, we will (1) describe factors involved in academic research including peer-reviewed publications among emergency medicine residency graduates and (2) determine if a relationship exists between publication rates before, during, and after emergency medicine residency.

Methods: Using a cross-sectional study design, we analyzed the research output of emergency medicine graduates and its relationship to future academic involvement from a random sample of 50 emergency medicine programs' graduates. Data were extracted for each graduate and analyzed using STATA 15.1 and Microsoft Excel. A public protocol is available here: https://osf.io/pwa6d/.

Results: Using Doximity, we identified 238 emergency medicine residency programs of which we sampled 50. Of the 50 included programs, 6 programs were included, amounting in 154 graduates available for analysis. Of the 154 analyzed graduates, 97 (63.0%) were male, 91 (59.1%) were osteopathic graduates, and 91 (59.1%) had zero publications. Additionally, we found that 26/154 (16.9%) pursued academia and 16/164 (10.4%) pursued a fellowship, with 4/16 (25%) in medical toxicology and 4/16 (25%) in emergency medical services. The mean number of publications for each graduate was 0.87. Of the graduates with research, more research was published on average after graduation from residency (0.42) compared to before residency (0.17) and during residency (0.34).

Conclusion: While a majority of psychiatry graduate's publications were post-residency, many publications occurred during residency, with the lowest number of publications occurring pre-residency.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 4 Sep 2020
EventOklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Research Day 2020 - Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Tulsa, United States
Duration: 27 Feb 202028 Feb 2020

Conference

ConferenceOklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Research Day 2020
CountryUnited States
CityTulsa
Period27/02/2028/02/20

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    Reddy, A., Riley, H., Evans, S., Rauh, S., Johnson, A. L., & Vassar, M. (2020). Publication trends among emergency medicine residents, fellows, and graduates and its relationship to future academic achievement . Poster session presented at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Research Day 2020, Tulsa, United States. https://shareok.org/handle/11244/324240