Student Responsibilities

Course Requirements/Prerequisites PEMRAP I:

All accepted students are required to complete the following Medical School campus requirements:

  • Sophomore standing or above
  • Non-appointee packet documents
  • EPIC, CITI and GCP, HIPAA and EHS training (via MyLearn)
  • Single-step TB testing
  • Flu vaccination (Oct-Mar),
  • Program sponsored drug screening and background check

Once all forms, certificates and test results are received, students will be notified of eligibility and subsequently enrolled in the course. 

Weekly Responsibilities

  • Attendance at all Tuesday lectures is required.
    An unexcused absence may result in a failing grade for the course. Any student who misses a lecture must be excused by the PEMRAP Coordinator or Course Master prior to the start of the lecture. No more than two excused absences from lectures will be allowed for the semester.
  • Two Emergency Department Shifts per Week
    Students must work two shifts in the SLCH Emergency Department each week for the entire semester. Each shift will be four (4) hours long.
    Students will sign up for their shifts via the PEMRAP Scheduler. Attendance at scheduled shifts is required. Any student who will miss a shift due to illness or injury should notify the Program Coordinator at Unexcused absences may result in a failing grade for the course.
    Students may swap shifts with one another without permission of the Coordinator.

Required Presentation at the End of the Semester

An oral presentation will take the place of an exam at the end of the semester. Students will work on presentations with a fellow PEMRAP student as a team. Topics for presentation should be a medical subject of interest in pediatrics. The last lecture dates of the semester are reserved for student presentations. Every student who presents will receive peer-evaluations along with a course master led group critique session.

Course Requirements/Prerequisites PEMRAP II:


  • BIO 2652 PEMRAP I
  • Sophomore standing or above
  • Full compliance with Non-appointee requirements
    • Completion of HIPAA refresher
    • Single-tier negative TB tests
    • Influenza vaccine (October-March)
    • Hepatitis B test (If required for a particular study)

Optional Shadowing Shifts

Shadowing shifts are available Monday through Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday days. Students MUST sign up in advance for these shifts. Shifts are two hours in length. Upon arrival for a shadowing shift, students should report to the attending physician who will assign the student to shadow a resident, hospitalist, fellow or nurse practitioner.