Emergency Medicine

Become a CRISP Research Assistant

Anyone with an interest in healthcare related careers and seeking exposure in a clinical environment such as working with physicians, residents, and one-on-one patient interaction should apply.  It is extremely important for individuals considering healthcare related fields to obtain an accurate picture of what various careers might be like for them as a practicing member of those professions.  In addition to gaining clinical knowledge and exposure, pre-health students also increase their likelihood of matriculating into professional schools.  Numerous studies have shown that students who participate in research programs like CRISP have a higher medical school acceptance rate (despite a slightly lower GPA) when they compared study data with AAMC data. 

Reading references:
1Participation in the academic associate program: effect on medical school admission rate. Acad Emerg Med. 2004 Jun;11(6):695-8. PMID: 15175212

2Academic and Professional Outcomes of Participants in an Emergency Department Research Associate Program AEM Education and Training. 2021

What We Offer

  • Clinical research skills
  • One-on-one patient interaction opportunities
  • Shadowing opportunities
  • Letter of recommendation for professional schools
  • Career counseling
  • Professional networking opportunities
  • Student growth

What we are looking for

  • Pre-health students who can commit to the program for one year
  • GPA 2.8 and higher
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Pre-health students who are highly motivated and detailed-oriented
  • Pre-health students who have an interest in research
  • Pre-health students who have open availability for the program

To apply

Applying for next CRISP Session:

RSVP for the CRISP Information Session Form below.

Information session dates are updated quarterly.

Ensure you are applying for only during the specified window.  

Once we receive your RSVP, we will contact you when the RSVP window closes with further details regarding the location and any application materials that you may need to bring to the information session.  

Interested in obtaining a role with the CRISP Team? Click here.