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The Academic Associate Program is a one- or two-year, full-time, paid program in the Northwell Health’s Department of Emergency Medicine, located only 30 minutes from New York City. This position is designed for post-undergraduates who are interested in clinical research, biostatistics, quality improvement and/or hospital administration. The program has five key areas of focus:

  1. Healthcare administration
  2. Research
  3. Performance improvement
  4. Information technology
  5. Continuing Medical Education (CME)

This breadth of focus provides associates with a comprehensive perspective on the workings of an academic medical department. Academic Associates often apply to medical school but also go on to pursue other careers in fields such as public health, research and healthcare administration.

Associates gain exposure to many aspects of academic medicine. They work primarily with physicians but also collaborate with other healthcare professionals including administrators, statisticians, nurses and physician assistants. As a result, academic associates have a strong network of current and past fellows within the larger New York healthcare community.

Learn more about the Academic Associate Program. 

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Clinical research

Academic associates:

  • Identify, screen and consent patients for research studies in the Emergency Department while ensuring maintenance of ethical and legal standard and compliance with local, state and national regulatory agencies
  • Collaborate with physicians to plan, write and execute new and ongoing studies in the Emergency Department, resulting in many opportunities for co-authorship on various publications
  • Assume on-call responsibilities for patient enrollment and other projects
  • Oversee data collection and regulatory documentation while serving as liaison between the Institutional Review Board and Biomedical Research Alliance of New York (BRANY)
  • Write abstracts, manuscripts and presentations while coordinating submissions to outside agencies, including the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), as well as other subspecialty agencies
  • Procure funding, negotiate budgets, and communicate with extramural funding sources (i.e., IRB, BRANY) and national coordinating sites for institutional and multi-center research studies
  • Administer the Research Internship Program, including recruitment, training and ongoing intern management
  • Travel, as necessary, for off-site projects and presentations at regional and national conferences around the country

Academic and administrative opportunities

  • Coordinate the Department of Emergency Medicine Committee meetings overseeing research, education, innovation, and faculty promotions
  • Prepare Continuing Medical Education modules, workshops and regularly scheduled series
  • Conduct quality assessments within the health system, and write departmental reports, reviews, and newsletters
  • Participate in faculty development through the Emergency Medicine Career Advancement Program
  • Engage with practicing physicians locally and nationally in professional meetings and other departmental, regional and national events

Post-academic associate success

Along with achieving careers in medicine, public health and other fields, our most recent academic associates have gone on to attend a variety of renowned medical schools, including:

  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Stony Brook School of Medicine
  • Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania
  • Emory University School of Medicine
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Albert Einstein School of Medicine
  • New York University School of Medicine
  • Sackler School of Medicine
  • SUNY Downstate School of Medicine
  • Duke University School of Medicine
  • Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
  • Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Application process

Thank you for your interest in the Academic Associates Program. Unfortunately, we are not recruiting Academic Associates for the 2019-2020 year. If you are interested in the 2020-2021 Academic Associates Program, please return to this website in the late fall of 2020.

Please note: Based on the current needs of our department, applicants who can commit to two or more years of employment are preferred, although one-year applications are still accepted.

Applicants invited for an interview will be notified by email. If you have any questions throughout the application process, please contact us at [email protected].

Abstracts 2017 - 2018

Richman M, Warner L, Randazzo G, Smith K, Levine B, Frazzitta M, Mittal M, Lavigne A, Craige EHadzibabic NCarpenter K, Ahn S.
Emergency Department (ED) Patients who Enroll in a Diabetes Disease Management Program Achieve Improved Long-Term Glycemic Control and Decreased ED Utilization

Oestreicher J, Krief W, Dadhania N, Crilly CJBrave M, Merlin M, Fishbein J, Harris, M.
Pre-Hospital Intervention in Pediatric Firearm Injury

Patel D, Giusto K, Esposito EBrave M, Krief W, Browne J, Avarello J.
Improving Time to Pain Medications in Sickle Cell Patients Presenting with Pain to the Pediatric Emergency Department

Palmieri, A, Bajaj, T, Gilman SL, Nelson M, Carlin E.
Ultrasound Identification of Retrobulbar Hematoma (RBH) by Emergency Physicians (EP) in a Cadaveric Model for Physician Education