Research is a priority in the Pediatrics Emergency Department, both for faculty and fellows. Fellows are required to take a course in research methods and epidemiology that is given by the BU School of Public Health. In conjunction with the fellowship director, fellows identify a research interest in their first six months of fellowship. The fellows are guided in identifying a mentor with similar interests within our division and/or the Department of Pediatrics. Research proposals are discussed in our academic seminars within the division and the larger Department of Pediatrics. In addition, fellows attend research seminars sponsored by the Division of General Academic Pediatrics. Each fellow is required to have a bi-annual scholarly oversight committee consisting of faculty directly involved in their study and other members of the Department of Pediatrics. Grant sources are identified either through internal or external funding sources.