EMRA is a pre-professional program that provides learning opportunities for future medical researchers and practitioners. Since we are involved directly in a level-one trauma center with patients and staff, we have to ensure that our associates have demonstrated themselves to be outstanding students. We screen for academic and personal excellence in our candidates. More importantly, we screen for students who have demonstrated themselves to go above and beyond for their learning experiences. While it is important we find students who match our program, it is also important that our program is a match for the potential research associate.
Yes and no. Re-applicants are looked upon favorably. However, reviewers will be analyzing what changes you have made between your previous and current application.
The majority of applicants do not get accepted. This does not mean your application was necessarily substandard. We have hundreds of applicants with outstanding track records and who would make great research associates (and even future health care professionals). However, we are limited in the amount of students we can take. You may request for interview feedback and are always encouraged to apply again.
EMRA operates 8am-midnight, 365 days a year. We do not recommend applying if you will be out of town for the duration of the summer.
You should select someone who can attest to the quality of your personal and professional character from extensive experience. This could be a teacher, professor, mentor, employer, supervisor, volunteer director, or research principal investigator. We do not accept family references.