Evaluating Educational Interventions in Emergency Medicine


  • Consensus conference participants: Diane Birnbaumer, Chad Braneeki, David Cone, Lauren Conlon, Robert Cooney, Nicole Deiorio, Rakesh Engineer, Michael Fitch, Jenna Fredette, Gus Garmel, Michael Gisondi, Jim Gordon, Veronica Greer, David Griffen, Larry Gruppen, Lindsay Harmon, Keli Kwok, Tricia Lanter, John Marshall, John Montgomery, Rahul Patwari, Susan Promes, Janet Riddle, Jesse Rideout, David Salzman, Sneha Shah, Sarah Stahmer, Alison Suarez, Demian Szyld, Taku Taira, Laurie Thibodeau, Lindsey Tilt, Sal Vicarino, Jason Wagner, Grant Wei, Brian Weitzman, Moshe Weizberg, Sarah Williams, Millie Willy, and Stella Yiu.

  • This paper reports on a workshop session of the 2012 Academic Emergency Medicine consensus conference, “Education Research in Emergency Medicine: Opportunities, Challenges, and Strategies for Success,” May 9, 2012, Chicago, IL.

  • The authors have no relevant financial information or potential conflicts of interest to disclose.

Address for correspondence and reprints: Nicole M. Deiorio, MD; e-mail: deiorion@ohsu.edu.


This article presents the proceedings of the 2012 Academic Emergency Medicine consensus conference breakout group charged with identifying areas necessary for future research regarding effectiveness of educational interventions for teaching emergency medicine (EM) knowledge, skills, and attitudes outside of the clinical setting. The objective was to summarize both medical and nonmedical education literature and report the consensus formation methods and results. The authors present final statements to guide future research aimed at evaluating the best methods for understanding and developing successful EM curricula using all types of educational interventions.