How we Started Here at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) in Baltimore, our research associate program in emergency medicine and critical care (RAP-EMCC) enlists undergraduate and graduate level students in multiple clinical research studies. Our program was founded in 2016 by a small group of students and our principal investigator, Dr. Quincy Tran, with a mission to expose students to clinical research and prepare them for health professional school and beyond. The program has grown since then to include approximately 25 active members and 30 alumni who are involved in several research projects centered around improving care outcomes for critically-ill patients. Research associates in our program are involved in prospective studies directly at UMMC, as well as several retrospective studies and meta-analyses, where they are responsible for gathering information from electronic medical records, online literature databases, and patient charts. Our members are trained in data collection and coding, statistical analysis, scientific writing, manuscript creation and review, and are provided with mentorship during their path of pursuing a career in healthcare.
RAP-EMCC Prospective Research Studies Our program currently has three active prospective studies for which our members work together to gather pertinent information from patients admitted to our medical facility. Click on each study to receive more in-depth information on its protocol and outcome goals!
We offer you a warm welcome to our program page and we hope that you enjoy learning more about the wonderful work that our team does on a yearly basis. On this website, you can find information regarding our research, publications, team members, resources, contact information, and more!
We are always looking for dedicated undergraduate students who are interested in advancing their understanding of clinical research while in pursuit of a pre-health professions track. Our research associates have successfully matriculated into allopathic (M.D.) medical schools, osteopathic (D.O.) medical schools, and physician assistant (PA) programs while participating in our program. Please click on the link below for more information on how to join RAP-EMCC.