Welcome to the Sinai Research Associates Program!
The Sinai Research Associates program is a clinical research assistant program in the emergency departments of Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital, and Mount Sinai West Hospital. Sinai Research Associates (SRAs) assist the emergency departments in ongoing research projects in an effort to bring greater precision to emergency medicine and improve the quality of care. Each research project focuses on a different aspect of patient care and may include clinical trials, patient and physician survey studies, observational studies, and practice-pattern studies.
SRAs work in our emergency departments with the clinical staff (physicians, nurses, etc.). Through a computerized patient organization system, SRAs identify patients who are potential study participants or whose presence generates a study opportunity. Once these patients are identified, the SRA completes the patient consent process, executes survey questions, collects data from physicians and/or medical charts, and informs physicians of the study eligibility. Specific details of the role are explained in our orientation sessions.
Opportunities for high-level involvement in individual research projects are occasionally available to motivated, reliable, and interested SRAs. Observation of emergency department procedures, resuscitations, and general care is an integrated part of the experience, and in some cases required for the execution of a research enrollment. Dr. Denise Nassisi, Dr. Anjali Singh and Dr. Tod Bania direct the Sinai Research Associates program.
The 2016-2017 Application is now open! Please go to "Application Information" to read the instructions and to access the application site.
If you are interested in participating in the Sinai Research Associates Program and would like to receive application updates and notifications for FUTURE application cycles, please complete this online form.
2016-2017 Yearlong Session Important Dates
For the tentative academic calendar for the 2016-2017 year, please see the PDF under Important Announcements.
2015-2016 Yearlong Session Important Dates
Saturday, August 29
SRA Orientation Day #1
Sunday, September 13
SRA Orientation Day #2 (Only for those unable to attend Day #1)
Monday, September 28
Fall Shifts Commence
POSTPONED to Monday, October 5th
Wednesday, November 25 – Sunday, November 29
Thanksgiving Recess (no shifts)
Monday, December 7, 2015 – Monday, January 18, 2016
Winter Recess (no shifts)
Tuesday, January 19
Spring Shifts Commence
Friday, March 25- Sunday, March 27
Easter Break (no shifts)
Monday, May 2 – Sunday, May 29
Spring Recess (no shifts)
Tuesday, May 31
Summer Shifts begin
Sunday, August 7
Last Day of Summer Shifts