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Academic Associate Program

The Emergency Medicine Department at the Kings County Hospital (KCH) is an acknowledged leader in clinical research. The Academic Associate position was created to support the research initiatives of the Emergency Department. It is a unique opportunity to participate in clinical research, observe Emergency Department (ED) operations and learn from the physicians, nurses and staff of ED. The Academic Associate position is an important responsibility requiring maturity, initiative, diligence and excellent interpersonal skills.
In addition to accruing experience in conducting medical research, and acquiring familiarity with emergency department systems and operations, associates can earn the respect and recognition of the distinguished Medical School faculty.
The data collected by the Academic Associates are analyzed and interpreted by the research faculty and their associates in support of a number of ongoing studies and continuous quality improvement projects (CQI). Whether the studies yield a new application to the Emergency Department, or long term procedural changes in Emergency Medicine, the benefits accrue to medical knowledge and ultimately superior patient care.
Download the complete
Kings County Hospital & SUNY Downstate
Emergency Medicine Clinical Research Elective
Academic Associate Orientation Manual
[PDF file]