Emergency Medicine Research Associates Program (EMRAP)

The Division of Emergency Medicine at Saint Louis University Hospital recruits college students and graduates to join our research efforts in the emergency department.

Research Associates (RAs) volunteer in the Emergency Department:

  • Identifying patients and visitors who are eligible for enrollment in our studies
  • Reading information about the studies to the potential participants
  • Collecting study data from participants’ histories and physical findings
  • Facilitating the completion of the research

Why come to the emergency division to work in clinical research?

  • Emergency Medicine is the specialty caring for the acutely sick and injured
  • Research in Emergency Medicine addresses fundamental issues in clinical medicine
  • The Emergency Department is the “safety net” for all access medical care
  • Research in this setting can identify fundamental issues of health care delivery

EMRAP is not:
  • Physician shadowing
  • A program designed to teach you the inner workings of a Emergency Department
  • A career exploration program