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TEMRAP: Texas Emergency Medicine Research Associates Program

The University of Texas at Dallas
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

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This Research Practicum at UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW), through the Department of Emergency Medicine, allows qualified UTD students to participate in clinical research projects conducted within the Emergency Department (ED) at Parkland Hospital and William P. Clements, Jr, University Hospital. Prior to placement in clinical settings, students are fully credentialed to conduct research at the two hospitals and at UT Southwestern. This program allows students to interact with physicians, residents and medical students as well as patients in the ED. If accepted, students should plan to participate in TEMRAP for at least two semesters to fully complete the program. UTD requires enrollment in a one semester credit hour research practicum course. The course is graded on a credit/no-credit basis, and may be repeated for up to six semesters. Re-application, UTD, and UTSW approval is required each semester. Returning students are eligible for one of the following student leadership roles: Chief Research Associate (RA), Vice Chief RA, Head Trainer, and Trainer.

Look for the 2024-2025 application in Spring 2024.

UNIV 3112 – Research Practicum: TEMRAP

Course Description

Students earn course credit for participation in TEMRAP under faculty guidance. Credit/No Credit only. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (6 semester credit hours maximum). Students must complete at least one three-hour shift per week. Only two students are allowed to be scheduled per pod shift.​

Pod shifts consist of

  1. Interacting with clinical staff
  2. Identifying potentially eligible patients to enroll in studies and paging research team
  3. Recruiting, consenting, and enrolling in the studies for which students received training
  4. Interacting with patients


Please note: Since credentialing is an extensive and time consuming process, this program is designed for students who are seriously pursuing a career in medicine.

A successful applicant will have:

  • Upper division standing with a minimum 3.500 cumulative GPA
  • Serious interest in pursuing a career in medicine
  • Good time management skills
  • Skills to communicate effectively and comfortably face-to-face

Documents required to be submitted with your application

The following will need to be uploaded into your application. Please scan the documents in PDF form. Name your document with your First Initial_LastName_Document type.pdf

  • CV/Resume
  • UTD Unofficial Transcript


One recommendation is required for this program. Enter the name and email address of your recommender in your online application. Once an application is submitted, the recommender will receive a system-generated email containing a link to submit their comments. NOTE: The recommender will receive their link only after you have SUBMITTED your online application. Please submit your application as soon as it is complete.

Required Supplemental Materials

If you are accepted to the program, you will be asked to provide the following documents. Be prepared to submit all of the information below by the date indicated in your acceptance email.

  • Flu Shot documentation - must be for current season
  • Current Immunization record – Records must be clear and legible and include
    • 3 dates of HepB
    • 2 dates of MMR
    • 2 dates of Varicella/Varivax or 1 date and proof of a titer test
    • 1 date of Tdap (not to be confused with DTaP). If Tdap is expired i.e. last administration was 10 years prior, student must provide proof of Td booster.
    • COVID vaccine
  • Substance abuse panel 10 drug screen
  • TB Test (Quantiferon)
    Must be current for your semester-they are only good for 1 year.

Please note that you may not participate in the program without submitting these materials by the deadline.

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TEMRAP Program Continuation

Accepted TEMRAP students must maintain:

  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.500;
  • Meet all deadlines for the application and credentialing requirements; and
  • Acceptable performance during all TEMRAP shifts.

Contact TEMRAP

If you have further questions, please email

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