The Academic Associate Program in the Department of Emergency Medicine at North Shore University Hospital has seven open positions starting in June 2010. They are currently recruiting premedical students in their senior year or those who have recently graduated and are taking at least one year off prior to attending medical school. Academic Associates receive full benefits, a competitive stipend, and most importantly, the opportunity to work closely with experienced researchers, physicians and faculty in the Emergency Department.
- They are currently accepting applications and urge interested students to submit their cover letter, résumé and unofficial transcript as soon as possible, as we are aiming to make decisions by April 2010. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Richard Tan at 516-562-2928.
An Academic Associates' responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting in the writing of abstract submissions and manuscripts, for which they are frequently coauthors, aiding with presentations, grant proposals, IRB protocols and a wide array of professional scholarly activities. The Associates have the opportunity to become members of important departmental committees such as the Department of Emergency Medicine Research Committee, and have further opportunities to attend other high level academic meetings. The Academic Associates facilitate the coordination of special activities such as Continuing Medical Education (CME) conferences.
The Academic Associates recruit, train and manage a team of twelve to twenty-five volunteer research interns throughout the fall and spring semester. The Volunteer Research Internship is expanded every summer to include over 50 students. The Associates oversee the daily conduct of multiple research studies, while instructing and coordinating the activities of the research interns, who perform research-related tasks such as chart reviews, administering surveys, data collection, data entry, patient identification and literature searches. The Associates also organize educational activities for the research interns, which serve as an additional benefit to both the research interns and Academic Associates.
Proficiency with software applications such as Microsoft Access (data for the majority of the research projects are stored in Access databases), Excel, PowerPoint and Word is highly recommended among applicants. Strong ambition, motivation, the ability to multitask, as well as interpersonal and leadership skills are absolutely necessary for these positions.