Training Week

Emergency Medicine Research Associates Program (EMRAP)

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


Preeti Dalawari, MD, MSPH

Associate Professor
Director Of Research

Saint Louis University Hospital is part of the National Alliance of Research Associates Programs (NARAP), a symbiotic consortium of emergency departments and colleges joined to generate research and quality improvement projects utilizing Research Associates (RAs) to enroll large numbers of participants over short time frames with minimal impact on clinical operations and at extremely low cost.

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


Spring 2014 Session: Applications are now open for the Spring semester and will be closing on Monday, December 9.  Complete Application and online payments first!

Application Deadlines: 
  • Online Payment and Criminal Background Check December 20th (MUST BE COMPLETED).
  • CITI Training must be completed January 21st

Mandatory Orientation: Saturday, February 15th 
  • Shifts begin: Monday, February 17th
  • Last day of shifts: Sunday, May 4th 


EMRAP