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.

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
Fall 2015 Session: 
  • Orientation: Saturday, September 19th and Sunday, September 20th
  • Start Date: Monday, September 21st
  • End Date: Monday, November 30th
Spring 2016 Session:
  • Orientation: Saturday, February 20th
  • Start Date: Sunday, February 21st
  • End Date: Sunday, May 1st