The ACRU directs trainee learning by supporting involvement with the Unit’s current projects. Trainee learning is achieved through mentorship, the development of individualized objectives, and practice-based learning opportunities. Within the ACRU, trainees will work towards three overarching goals to obtain experience in policy-relevant acute care research:
- Describe acute care delivery across the United States
- Apply the fundamentals of health services research and community-based participatory research to acute care using mixed-methods approaches
- Participate in the summary and dissemination of study findings
As a member of the ACRU research team, trainees will have the opportunity to: 1.) become familiar with ethics and research including becoming PEERRS certified; 2.) critically appraise and cite literature pertinent to acute care delivery; 3.) receive training in and conduct quantitative analyses; 4.) receive training in and conduct qualitative analyses; 5.) receive training and participate in survey design; 6.) attend study team meetings; and 7.) assist with drafting papers, posters, and presentations for dissemination of results. At the end of their involvement with the ACRU, trainees will have the opportunity to delivery study results at various forums under the guidance of project leads and ACRU staff.