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Preprofessional Opportunities

Mount Sinai Medical School - Sinai Research Associates Program


Category: Columbia
Type: Clinical
Location: New York New York


Margo Lederhandler, Amal Masri, or Anna Starikov




The Sinai Associates program is a clinical research assistant program in the Emergency Department of the Mt. Sinai Medical Center. Duties include screening and enrolling patients in current clinical research projects, ranging from controlled trials of medical devices to observational studies, among others. Opportunities for high-level involvement in specific research projects are available to motivated, reliable, interested individuals in addition to baseline commitment. Observation of emergency department procedures, resuscitations, and general care is an integrated part of the experience, and in some cases required for execution of research enrollment. The program is connected to a two-credit course being offered in the spring through the Department of Biology, BIOL W3995 - Introduction to clinical research and emergency medicine. The course introduces students to the foundations, goals, and basic interpretation of clinical research, particularly in the emergency setting, and should dovetail with the knowledge acquired working as a Sinai Associates. Dr. David Newman directs the Sinai Associates program and teaches BIOL W3995.

Sinai Associates will work 2 shifts per week (3 hours each), and attend a few evening training sessions during the semester.  All new volunteers must attend one of the orientation sessions at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

If you wish to be considered for one of these positions for the fall 2010 semester, please submit the application by Friday, August 27th to 403 Lewisohn Hall.

If you would like more information, please feel free to e-mail one of our program chiefs: Margo Lederhandler, Amal Masri, or Anna Starikov.