PEMRAP Course Details


Note*  PEMRAP/Bio 2652 is not offered in the summer.

Class Sessions are held on Tuesday afternoons, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm on the medical school campus. 

Course Requirements/Prerequisites:

Due to patient contact, PEMRAP RAs must meet the Non-Appointee requirements mandated by Washington University School of Medicine and the St. Louis Children's hospital.

The requirements include:

  • Personal information form and other acknowledgment forms
  • CITI and GCP, HIPAA and OSHA training (via MyLearn)
  • EPIC training (one 6-hour, in-person class and 2-3 computer modules in SABA)
  • Single-step TB testing
  • Flu vaccination (Oct-Mar),
  • Program sponsored drug screening and background check

Students will be notified of their registration eligibility once the pre-application and supporting documents have been received and reviewed. Please direct questions to the Cindy Gemignani at

Research Shifts:

New Students are required to perform:

  • Two, 2-hour shadow shifts with an experienced PEMRAP RA
  • Two, 4-hour shifts each week in the SLCH Emergency Department.
  • A total of 84 Emergency Department shift hours are required to receive a PASS grade.

Who Should Enroll in this Course:

Undergraduate Washington University students considering a career in medicine. (This course is not open to freshmen). Note* It is vital that students interested in participating in PEMRAP consider the time commitment required before starting the 3-step registration process. 


3 credits (Pass/Fail)


Each PEMRAP student is responsible for his own transportation to and from St. Louis Children’s Hospital.  Washington University operates the Gold Line shuttle service from the Danforth/Hilltop Campus to the Medical School Campus.  You may travel on the Gold Line free of charge with a student ID and a Metro pass.  Metrolink also connects the Danforth/Hilltop Campus to the Medical School Campus.  You may travel on the Metrolink with a Metro pass.  Metro passes are available free of charge to all undergraduate Washington University students through Parking Services.  They also may be ordered online at


Parking: Restrictions apply, but parking is available in designated garages for shifts after 5:30 PM Monday-Friday and anytime Saturday and Sunday. Please contact the Program Coordinator for details.



PEMRAP students react to points made by the 
speaker at a weekly lecture


PEMRAP RAs learn how to identify, seek consent
for and enroll pediatric patients in clinical studies
underway at SLCH


Dr. Luhmann (original Coursemaster) discusses the
goals of a new study with two PEMRAP RAs