Project Contact Program
Project Contact Volunteers prepare a stretcher.
Project Contact supports NYM's Emergency Department. This program provides pre-med students with exposure to the needs of patients during an emergency room visit.
Volunteers become part of the Emergency Department team serving in four areas: Treatment, Registration/Triage, Rapid Evaluation Unit, and Pediatric ER. Volunteers work directly with patients, caregivers and medical professionals. This is a patient-focused assignment that allows volunteers the opportunity to add to the high quality of service given at New York Methodist while observing and learning how care is provided in a modern fast paced Emergency Room.
In order to qualify you must have previous patient care experience, have completed, or be about to complete, your sophomore year of college. Priority will be given to juniors, seniors and post baccalaureate students. Candidates who speak a second language are especially welcome to apply.
This program requires a Project Contact Orientation as well as twelve hours of training beyond the general orientation. An eight-hour a week service commitment, divided into two four hour shifts for no less than six months, is mandatory. Placements are available seven days a week, fifteen hours a day.
This volunteer opportunity is extremely competitive.
Minimum Age: We are seeking mature college students, working professionals and post baccalaureate students preparing for careers in medicine.
Minimum Time: Eight hours a week for a total of at least 150 hours.
Times: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm.
Program Best Suited for:
Students and working professionals.