Emergency Medicine Volunteer Research Internship
The Volunteer Research Internship Program in Emergency Medicine provides opportunities for academically accomplished undergraduate students and recent graduates who are seeking both research experience and clinical exposure. Research Interns are immersed in various aspects of academic medicine including clinical research, performance improvement initiatives, patient advocacy, and hospital administration. Participation in each of these activities gives Interns insight into various aspects of the healthcare field. Volunteer Research Interns rotate through shifts at both North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, exposing them to the different operations of two unique emergency departments. The interns work directly with the Academic Associates, and indirectly with physicians, nurses, administrators and other hospital personnel.
Tasks: Volunteer Research Internship Program in Emergency Medicine
A Research Intern’s responsibilities include completing literature searches, patient screening tasks, data management duties, as well as some basic scholarly writing. Interns have numerous opportunities to converse with physicians, residents, nurses and other healthcare providers in order to truly understand the many tiers in the healthcare process. Furthermore, the Interns are able to serve as patient advocates and aid patients in a non-clinical manner.
Education Days for Volunteer Research Interns
On Education Days, members of the Emergency Department faculty give lectures on various issues related to healthcare and medical school-related experiences. Other perks include opportunities to participate in physician-led tours of departments and additional informational workshops. Previous Research Interns have given positive feedback both on their time spent in the internship and on activities such as Education Days. Education days are more frequent during summer sessions than during spring and fall sessions.
Past Education Days have featured:
- Simulation Workshops and Tours of the Simulation Labs with Michael Cassara, DO
- Sky Health Overview and Tour of the Helipad with Robert Kikel, Program Director
- Abstract writing with Salvatore Pardo, MD
Current and Past Projects and Research
Recent research projects conducted by the Volunteer Research Internship Program at the Department of Emergency Medicine include:
- Summer 2015: Clinical Decision Unit Quality Initiative at Long Island Jewish Medical Center
- Summer 2016: Acute Heart Failure Risk Stratification in the Emergency Department
- Summer 2017: Quality Improvement initiative at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center Emergency Department; Closed Loop Communication Research at the Center for Learning and Innovation; Medical Use of Drones at Northshore University Hospital; CPR Initiative; Opioid Dependence Prevention Project; Oxygen Consumption Project.
There are no educational requirements or pre-requisites for acceptance into the Volunteer Research Internship Program. Highly motivated and academically accomplished students are encouraged to apply.
Applicants interested in this program should send an updated resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript to Martina Brave and Sarah Gilman;([email protected])
- The Summer 2017 term will run from June 2017 until August 2017. Applications will be accepted until February 10th 2017.
- The Fall 2017 term will run from September 2017 until December 2017. Applications for the Fall 2017 term will be accepted until August 11th, 2017.
- The Spring 2018 term will run from January 2018 until May 2018. Applications for the Spring 2018 term will be accepted until November 17th, 2017.
- The Summer 2018 term will run from June 2018 until August 2018. Applications for the Summer 2018 term will be accepted until February 28th, 2018.
Requests for course credit, unless an agreement between North Shore University Hospital Volunteer Services and your affiliated institution has previously been established, will not be accepted under any circumstances
We are unfortunately unable to offer positions to students currently or previously enrolled in a medical university.