Emergency Medicine Research Associates

Recruitment

Recruitment Annoucements

Applications are now closed for our Fall 2019 recruitment cycle.

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Emergency Medicine Research Associates is one of the most selective student organizations at UCLA. We highly encourage interested students to attend our recruitment information sessions that take place throughout the school year. You may sign up for our email list to receive periodic updates on recruitment info sessions and application cycles. We look forward to hearing from you.

Program Benefits

Students in Emergency Medicine Research Associates are given the opportunity to obtain:

  • UCLA SRP 99 credit
  • Hospital volunteer hours
  • Clinical Research Leadership opportunities
  • Physician shadowing
  • Invaluable emergency department exposure in one of the top level-1 trauma centers
  • Guest lectures from both students and faculty
  • An in-depth look into current emergency medicine research

Applicant Eligibility

Our program seeks students who have an interest in the field of medicine and want to learn more about emergency medicine and clinical research. We aim to maintain a program with only the most diligent, respectful, and dedicated students. When applying, please keep in mind that we hold our members to very high standards. Our program has a one-year minimum commitment starting after training is completed that includes holidays and summer breaks. Most of our members are undergraduate students at UCLA, but we also admit post-grad and graduate students, as well as students from other universities. 

Please note that all applicants accepted into the program will undergo thorough background checks at no cost to the applicant. Applicants are also required to provide proof of current vaccines and TB test results. Both of these requirements must be met before volunteering in the hospital.

Application Cycle Times

Emergency Medicine Research Associates recruits during Fall and Spring quarters of each academic year. Our next recruitment will take place in Fall 2019. The application process consists of an online application, followed by primary and secondary interviews. At the beginning of each recruitment cycle, we hold two information sessions to provide general program details and application deadlines. While not mandatory, we highly encourage prospective members to attend.

Fall 2019 Recruitment Information Sessions:

  • Session 1: Thursday, October 10th 6-7pm
  • Session 2: Friday, October 11th 6-7pm

Location: Tamkin Auditorium, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center B-130

Both information sessions are identical. Please choose one session that works best for you to attend.

Application Process

All applicants are required to submit an online written application that will become available during each application cycle. Once we have reviewed your application, we will then determine whether to extend you a primary interview invitation.

Applicants who are selected for a primary interview will be notified via email. Details of the interviews will be explained upon invitation.

Following the primary interviews, we will invite some applicants to return for a secondary interview. For secondary interviews, we ask applicants to bring a sealed official transcript. In addition, all applicants invited for a secondary interview will be required to provide at least one professional reference contact information (we encourage 2-3). Dress code for the interviews is business professional.

Only applicants who have been offered a secondary interview will be included in our final consideration for admittance into the program.

To clarify about the on-boarding process for our prospective accepted cohorts, one of the Volunteer Office requirements for individuals already committed to a separate volunteer program through UCLA is that they finish their minimum commitment to this program before beginning their on-boarding with EMRA. This means that if you are currently part of or have been recently admitted to other volunteer programs, you have to finish your minimum commitment first before you on-board with EMRA (by the end of the application quarter). We ask that you keep this in mind when applying to EMRA. Our program does not accept program-hopping and our contract clearly states that a new member’s acceptance is contingent on completing all other UCLA volunteer program requirements.

Please email uclaemrastaff@mednet.ucla.edu with any additional questions.

Application Timeline (Fall 2019)

  • Information Sessions: October 10th 6-7pm and October 11th 6-7pm.
  • Online application opens: October 11th (after the second info session).
  • Online application closes: October 18th at 11:59pm. 
  • Primary interviews will be held the evenings of October 31st and November 1st.
  • Secondary interviews will be held the evenings of November 7th and November 8th. 
  • Application decisions released the week following secondary interviews.
  • Onboarding process begins.