Our Mission

The EMReV Program is designed to support research programs to advance patient care through investigative research, including public health surveys, studies on medication efficacy, and procedural interventions. Our volunteers also assist in conducting department quality improvement initiatives. We aim to help our volunteers develop basic research skills and increase their knowledge of medical concepts, preparing them for their future medical careers.

The program aims to introduce healthcare enthusiasts to the fast-paced environment of a level 1 trauma emergency department and educate them about emergency medicine as a prospective career path.

Our Program

Charles V. Keating Emergency Department (ED) offers the EMReV Program as an opportunity for medical students, undergraduates, graduate students, and post-graduate students to participate in academic research projects by collecting data. We also welcome healthcare professionals, such as paramedics, nurses, and respiratory therapists, who are interested in gaining research skills. As EMReVs, volunteers can learn basic clinical research methodologies, interact with patients, and observe emergency medicine practices.

The EMReV Program runs year-round, and volunteers typically dedicate 6-9 hours per week during the academic year. Volunteers are also required to work one to two shifts every month up to midnight. Apart from spending time in the ED, volunteers are encouraged to attend weekly lectures on selected topics in Emergency Medicine and research methodology, which can be highly beneficial for their overall development.

For More Information Contact the Research Volunteer Program Coordinator