Emergency Medicine Research Training Program

The Emergency Medicine Research Training Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is an eight-week volunteer summer research training program which begins mid-June and ends in early August. Our program is designed for undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, medical, and graduate students, and provides a rich research and educational experience in Emergency Medicine.

Students are paired with physician or nurse investigators and collaborate with them on one or more research studies. Research experiences include, but are not limited to, literature reviews, protocol development, instrument design, data collection (patient interviews, surveys, chart reviews), database design and maintenance, data cleaning and entry, data analyses, participation in the writing of abstracts, scientific reports, and grants.

Students of the summer program participate in an intensive orientation, weekly didactic sessions, and complete a formal student presentation where they will present their summer research. Students may also participate in hands-on ultrasound, simulation, and suturing workshops designed to give students a well-rounded glimpse into clinical care.


Previous projects of students have included:

  • Neurological Prognostication, Medical-Decision Making, and Factors affecting withdrawal of life sustaining Treatment for Non-Traumatic Out of hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA)
  • Oral Naltrexone Initiation for Emergency Department Patients with Moderate to Severe Alcohol Use Disorder
  • Predicting Risk & Investigating Outcomes Using Patient Reported and Community level data (PRIOrity)

Specific research projects vary each year based on the current research of our faculty.

Who Should Apply

Students with a strong interest in clinical research who can complete the eight-week session in its entirety are encouraged to apply for the summer program. A minimum of one semester is required for students wishing to conduct research during the school year. Good written, verbal, computer, and interpersonal skills are required. Applicants should possess the ability to manage their time well, pay attention to detail, and work independently. All students must be matriculated in a program of study at the time of application review.

Consistent and timely attendance, active involvement in research meetings, and fulfilling all research obligations are requirements of this program. Foreign language skills, previous interviewing experience, familiarity with clinical terms and procedures are strongly desired. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a U.S. academic institution to be eligible for this program.

If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, click here. It is your responsibility to ensure that your application is complete. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applicants should be prepared to mail in the following documents:

  • An official academic transcript. Graduate students should submit only their graduate school transcripts.

The deadline for applications is March 1st by 5pm EST.

Applicants for the summer session will be notified of final decisions in early April via e-mail.