My name is Temesgen Beyene, resident in emergency medicine, Ethiopia and this is how I became a researcher
I am a chief resident in the Emergency Medicine and Critical Care residency and lecturer at Addis Ababa University. As an Emergency Medicine resident, I am committed not only to developing my clinical skills in the Emergency Department but also to developing my skills in clinical research. Emergency Medicine (EM) is a completely new specialty in Ethiopia; thus far not much research base exists to support our practice. Clinical research done elsewhere is rarely relevant here and many of the research questions asked elsewhere do not apply in our setting. As the practice of EM develops in Ethiopia, research to support that practice must develop also. I would like to become expert in the field of clinical research so I can lead that development.