Apply Smarter, Not Harder
Flashback Friday: Apply Smarter, Not Harder
Originally Published: August 15, 2019
In this episode Dr. Agboola and Dr. Jarou venture into the oftentimes convoluted task of applying to Emergency Medicine residency. They discuss common pitfalls and misconceptions, giving evidence-based advice on how to increase success in applying whether it be to a community or educational setting. This episode is primarily geared towards medical students applying as well as advisors for these individuals.
Isaac Agboola, MD, MS
Yale New Haven Medical Center
Zach Jarou, MD
Fellowship: University of Chicago - Administrative Fellowship
Fellowship: ACEP Fellowship in Administration, Quality, Informatice, and Policy
Residency: Denver Health Medical Center
Medical school: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine 2010 - 2014
On this episode, Dr. Agboola and Dr. Jarou venture into the oftentimes convoluted task of applying to Emergency Medicine residency. They discuss common pitfalls and misconceptions, giving evidence-based advice on how to increase success in applying whether it be to a community or educational setting. This episode is primarily geared towards medical students applying as well as advisors for these individuals.
- Plan your application based on your personal situation.
- You are probably applying to more programs than you need to.
- When it comes to away rotations, rotate in an environment that is the best for you, given what you want to get out of residency.
- The three-year vs. four-year program discussion should be less about the training time and more about how that particular program is structured, but most importantly about how it can help you to achieve your goals long term.
- Statistically speaking the things that have been shown to be most important to applicants are:
- (1) Geography
- (2) Practice Environment
- (3) Step 1 cutoffs
- (4) Time (shift length/shift amount, three years vs. four years).
- Applicants that are IMG, DO, or other special circumstances should take careful consideration when applying.
- An average applicant (i.e., average board scores, SLOEs, research experiences) should be applying to approximately 30 programs.
- There is no perfect equation for success in the Match; it’s important that you meet with trusted advisors and find a plan that best suits you and your competitiveness.
Oct 30, 2019
Burnout: The Elephant in the Room
In this episode, Doctors Agboola, Chung, Kurtz, and Doty discuss the topic of “The Elephant in the Room: ‘Burnout’”. They spend time discussing: Defining the term of burnout, How to recognize symptoms of burnout in others, Getting past the platitudes of “yoga & exercise”, Moral injury, The Unspoken Curriculum, and Models of Wellness.
Oct 30, 2019
Interviewing Tips for Residents
Dr. Tiffany Proffitt talks with a panel of expert interviewers on how to conduct an interview as a resident. The panel provides tips and tricks to the resident interviewer when it comes time for interviewing medical student candidates for a spot in their programs.
Oct 30, 2019
Cultural Competency and Cognitive Bias
In this episode Dr. Agboola, and Dr. Heron discuss the role of cultural competency and cognitive bias play in the ED. They unpack important terminology as well as discuss specific patient populations that are at risk; They also discuss studies that have demonstrated the need for cultural competency in physicians.