Volunteers in Patient Oriented Research (VIPOR)

Volunteers In Patient Oriented Research (VIPOR) is a program aimed to provide a foundation in medical research to individuals that aspire to pursue a career in healthcare and/or medical research.  It provides these individuals with the opportunity to learn from and support clinical research coordinators, physician researchers, and other healthcare providers in the emergency department.  Through this program, volunteers may assist with subject screening, data collection, data entry, and sample processing.  All volunteers will go through a training period where they will be familiarized with ongoing studies.

Those accepted to the program will be exposed to the operations of the emergency room, level 1 trauma center, and will have the opportunity to network with healthcare providers.

This is NOT a paid opportunity.

VIPOR will be a one semester program with subsequent semesters renewal contingent on volunteer performance and desire of volunteer to remain in program.

Volunteers are expected to volunteer at least 6 hours each week, however 8-10 hours are recommended to take full advantage of the program.

Flexible availability from 8am to 6pm.

This program has been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Any questions should be directed to EMED-VIPOR@HEALTH.UFL.EDU.