PEMRAP students practice intubation in the Simulation Lab in St. Louis Children's Hospital (SLCH).

Welcome to the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Research Associates’ Program (PEMRAP) website.  PEMRAP has grown significantly since its inception in 2002.  More than 600 undergraduates have now participated in the program.  PEMRAP offers Washington University undergraduate students, interested in pursuing a career in medicine or an allied healthcare field, an opportunity to participate in clinical, patient-oriented research projects at St. Louis Children's Hospital (SLCH) on the Washington University School of Medicine campus. 

St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH) is one of the preeminent providers of pediatric healthcare in the nation.  It is continually ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in the United States.  Emergency doctors and staff see more than 55,000 patients annually.  PEMRAP Research Associates enroll on average, between 600 and 700 patients each year in national and WUSM studies.

Take a few minutes to visit the various pages of our website.  We are certain you will see why the PEMRAP experience will help you learn more about the field of medicine.






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Course Details

Spring 2020

  1. Registration for Spring 2020 opens November 8th
  2. Class Sessions are held on Tuesday afternoons, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm on the medical school campus. 
  3. PEMRAP RAs are required to work one to two 4-hour shift each week in the emergency department, for a total of 84 shift hours.