The Department of Emergency Medicine at GW has an active clinical research program that conducts research aimed at improving patient care and outcomes.
The Critical Care Section strives to advance and improve the delivery of care to critically ill patients across the continuum of care, starting in the emergency department and transitioning to the intensive care unit, through the establishment of multidisciplinary protocols, process improvement, research and medical education.
The Education Section in the Department of Emergency Medicine is dedicated to providing the highest quality medical education in emergency medicine at all levels of training.
The EM Administration/Operations Research Interest Section is dedicated to the research, development and implementation of Emergency Department Operations and Administration.
The Emergency Management Section develops emergency management plans on the local and regional level and provides education to the Disaster and Operational Medicine fellows in the discipline of emergency management and prehospital care.
The use of point-of-care ultrasound, performed at a patient's bedside by emergency physicians, has become much more widespread in the last 10 years. The Section of Emergency Ultrasound teaches focused clinical ultrasound to students, residents, and fellows at GW, and performs research to discover new ways to improve patient care using clinician-performed ultrasound.
The George Washington University Department of Emergency Medicine is unique in having one of the largest sections devoted to policy related research, implementation and advocacy. Our section is dedicated to educating residents and medical students about how the current health care policy environment impacts our practice as physicians.
The goal of the Center for Injuryt Prevention and Control is to promote existing prevention methods and to optimize trauma care through education, collaboration with the community, and engaging in research contributing to the advancement of the field.
The Toxicology Interest Section provides a forum for GW physicians, residents, and students with an interest in toxicology to share ideas, research projects, and training opportunities.
The Innovative Practice and Telehealth Section is focused on leveraging physician skill sets in new ways that go beyond the boundaries of hospitals and clinics.
Our international emergency medicine programs and activities serve to strengthen the health and welfare of our local, national and international communities through research, education, training, and consultative support.