PEMRAP Program Course Details

Fall 2017

  1. Registration – begins on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017.
  2. Fill out the on the pre-registration form found on the Registration tab of this site on the same day you are able to register for your other courses.
  3. 20 students accepted per semester. 
  4. Class Sessions are held on Tuesday afternoons, 1:30pm – 3:30pm on the medical school campus. 

Course Requirements/Prerequisites:

Note* Pre-registration holds a Program slot for 30 days during which time students take steps to meet the Medical School campus requirements: HIPAA and CITI training, single-step TB testing, flu vaccination (Oct – Mar), background check, drug screen, and non-appointee packet. Students will be notified of their registration eligibility once the application and supporting documents have been reviewed. Please direct questions to the PEMRAP Coordinator, Cindy Gemignani at: 314-454-5594,

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 PASS grade.



Course Master:                                                                                                
Fahd Ahmad M.D., M.S.C.I

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics                                    
Division of Emergency Medicine                                                  
Washington University School of Medicine           
St. Louis Children’s Hospital



Program Coordinator:

Cindy Gemignani

Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Washington University School of Medicine

Phone: 314-454-5594


Mailing Address:
Emergency Pediatric Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
Campus Box 8116
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110-1077





Who Should Enroll for this Course:
Undergraduate Washington University students considering a career in medicine. (This course is not open to freshmen)


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