RAP Research Associates Program

The UCLA CTSI Research Associates Program (CTSI-RAP) aims to provide undergraduate UCLA students with the opportunity to gain exposure to hospital based medicine as well as clinical research in an academic medical center. The program is designed to build a stronger support infrastructure for the research initiatives of UCLA faculty physicians and investigators. Research associates play a key role in the implementation and integrity of research protocols in which they are involved. They are also given the opportunity to make rounds with the medical team, observe common procedures, and experience didactic teaching sessions during the course of their research day. Student research associates are trained to conduct clinical research studies, collect and maintain securitized data, assist with writing research protocols, aid in statistical analyses, and co-author abstracts, posters, and papers. In addition to the research, the CTSI-RAP students are exposed to experiences meant to educate and prepare them for a career in healthcare.

More information:

If interested in the Research Associates Program, please contact Dr. Laurie Shaker-Irwin with your clinical research requests at 310-794-7504 or lshakerirwin@mednet.ucla.edu

Visit the CTSI High School and Undergraduate Programs page.

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