PEMRAP® I: BIOL 2652 Registration

PEMRAP I Fall 2023 registration is now closed.

Students will be notified of the application decisions by April 17th.

Registration for Spring 2024 will open in November.

PEMRAP I is not offered in the summer semester.

Before you start please keep in mind that participation with PEMRAP requires a significant time commitment of four to eight hours in the St. Louis Children’s Hospital emergency room and a two-hour class session each week.

In an effort to select students best suited for PEMRAP we have implemented a more formal, yet simplified admissions process.

The steps

  1. Complete and submit the application form 
  2. Self-enroll in the PEMRAP admissions Canvas page
  3. Submit a 300 word essay to Canvas in Assignments

The essay

Application decisions will be based primarily on the merits of a 300 word essay that answers each of the following questions:

  1. Why would you like to participate in PEMRAP?
  2. What are your expectations of the program?
  3. What qualities and experiences do you bring to the research associate position?

The application form and Canvas self-enrollment should be done right away. 

Planning ahead

In addition to basic biographical information, students will be asked to provide the name and email address of their academic advisor on the application form.

While we are not accepting letters of recommendation, applicants will have the option to provide the contact information for one reference we may contact with questions. It should be someone in a position of authority: 1) an employer, a lab or project lead, or other. 2) from within the university or in the community. 3) within the past two years.

All applicants will be notified of the status of their application on or before April 5th. Those who are awarded a seat in the class will be given immediate access to the PEMRAP Non-Appointee packet, which is to be completed and uploaded to Canvas within 30 days, or before, if leaving the country or working full time over the summer break. 

The PEMRAP non-appointee packet consists of a number of documents, forms, and training requirements required by the university to allow participation in this course. Students who do not submit the full packet by the deadline may be dropped from the course and their seat given to a student on the waitlist.

Unfortunately, we are not able to accept students enrolled in the post-baccalaureate program at this time.