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Emergency Medicine Volunteer Programs

The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine is proud to offer longstanding volunteer programs to undergraduates, recent graduates, post-baccalaureates, and master’s students who are interested in a career in emergency medicine or other area of medicine.

Our department hosts clinical and research programs that take place either during the academic year or during the summer.

Academic Year Volunteer Programs

Patient Advocacy Volunteer Program in Emergency Research Services
September through May; 8 hours per week

Research Associate Internship
September through May; 10 hours per week

Summer Volunteer Programs

Project Healthcare
June through August; 20 to 25 hours per week

Health Career Opportunities Program
June through August; 20 to 25 hours per week

Research Associate Internship
June through August; 18 hours per week

All of our programs are free to participate in, and we are especially interested in applicants who are underrepresented in medicine. The National Science Foundation has shown that individuals from certain racial and ethnic groups are underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis, including Black and African Americans, Hispanics and Latinos, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.

Health Career Opportunities Program

Originally founded by Howard A. Rusk, MD, and sponsored by the Lila and Dewitt Wallace Reader’s Digest Fund, the Health Career Opportunities Program gives college students, recent college graduates, and high school seniors age 18 and older a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in emergency medicine as well as explore other health professions.

The Health Career Opportunities Program in Emergency Medicine consists of one eight-week session beginning in mid-June and ending in early August. The program provides students with an intense observational clinical experience and exposure to the diversity and variety of health professions. Students can expect to spend each weekday morning in an emergency medicine–related rotation followed by mandatory lectures and small groups.

The emergency medicine rotation provides a holistic overview of the medical field. Students work in NYU Langone’s emergency department, and they also have rotations in complementary areas such as social work, internal medicine, stroke, orthopedic immediate care, and sports medicine. We aim to give students a well-rounded experience in the world of medicine.