The Program

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Denver Health Medical Center has a long-standing history of, and dedication to, conducting high-quality collaborative clinical research. With an approximate annual census of 85,000 patients, Denver Health Medical Center is a Level I trauma center located in Denver, Colorado.  It is also the trauma referral center for the Rocky Mountain Region, the paramedic base-station for the Denver Paramedics, and one of 11 receiving hospitals for the County of Denver. In addition, Denver Health Medical Center has a highly-regarded and fully-accredited four-year emergency medicine residency training program and fellowships in emergency medical services, research, and ultrasound.  Affiliated fellowships include pediatrics and toxicology.

This two-year clinical research fellowship will consist of: (1) obtaining a master-level degree in public health, biostatistics, epidemiology, health services, or related discipline in conjunction with the Colorado School of Public Health; (2) initiating and completing a substantial research project, selected on the basis of the project’s educational value, its clinical or scientific merit, and on the fellow’s long-term research interests; and (3) working as an attending physician in the emergency department at Denver Health Medical Center. The specific learning objectives for this fellowship are outlined in a separate document.

The Goal

The overall goal of this fellowship is to train the fellow in the ethical conduct of clinical research and to provide the skills necessary to obtain extramural funding and to become an independent physician-scientist in emergency medicine. The successful candidate will be a recent graduate of an accredited emergency medicine residency program who wishes to pursue a career in clinical research.

Each fellow will be appointed as an Instructor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine upon approval by the School of Medicine Promotions Committee and the Dean of the School of Medicine. Each fellow will work eight shifts per month functioning as an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Denver HealthMedical Center, where duties will consist of seeing and evaluating patients, supervising resident physicians and medical students, and providing patient care, conducting teaching rounds, and providing medical records documentation for services provided. The number of clinical shifts may be reduced if additional external funding is obtained prior to or during the fellowship period.


Clinical Research Fellowship Learning Objectives


Salary for each fellowship year will be dependent upon the fellow’s level of postgraduate training and/or extent of extramural funding. Partial compensation may result from clinical duties as part of patient care activities. Additional funds for educational expenses, travel to scientific meetings, etc. will be made available at a specific annual rate, with any additional funds being provided by other extramural funding sources.

All research fellows will have dedicated office space, and access to administrative support, a local area network with state-of-the-art wireless, internet, electronic mail, and printing capabilities, and data management and statistical software.


The primary supervisor of this fellowship is Jason S. Haukoos, MD, MSc, Director of Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Denver Health Medical Center. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Haukoos by telephone at 303-602-5174 or by electronic mail at Please include a curriculum vitae as an electronic attachment to an email along with names and telephone numbers of three references.

Jason Haukoos, MD, MSc

Staff Physician and Director of Emergency Research
Denver Health Medical Center

Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine

777 Bannock Street, MC #0108

Denver, Colorado 80204

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