PEMRAP Program Course Details

Spring 2018

PEMRAP Registration follows a 3-step process. Steps 1 & 2 must be completed in order to be fully registered. Step 3 must be completed in order to retain one’s spot in this course. See Registration for further information.

  1. Registration – begins on Friday, November 10th, 2017.
  2. On your assigned registration date, complete the pre-registration form found on the Registration tab of this site. Early submissions are not accepted.
  3. 20 students accepted per semester. 
  4. 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)
  • 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 PEMRAP Coordinator, 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