EMRA Medical Student Forum

EMRA Virtual Fall Medical Student Forum

The EMRA Medical Student Forum brings together program directors and faculty to answer questions specific to your phase in training. General sessions answer big-picture topics, and breakout sessions per year to target exactly where you are in your training.

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Saturday, August 14 - 9:30a - 12p

Time
Event Name
 
9:30a
Welcome, Housekeeping & Introduce Plenary
Speakers:
RJ Sontag, MD - President, EMRA
Chiamara Anokwute - Medical Student Council Incoming Chair, EMRA
 
9:35a
Brief Address of Workforce
RJ Sontag, MD - President, EMRA
 
9:40a
Program Director Panel + Q&A

Objectives:

  • Discuss best practices in applying for and securing away rotations
  • Discuss how to succeed on away rotations. What makes students stand out (for reasons both good and bad)?
  • Discuss best practices in the residency application process including ERAS preparation/submission, etc.

Moderator:
Bo Burns, DO - EM Chair University of Oklahoma
Speakers:
Cassandra Bradby, MD, FACEP - Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion, Asst. Professor Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Vidant Medical Center
Geoffrey B. Comp, DO, FAWM - Asst. Professor University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix
Edward Descallar,  MD - Assoc. Program Director Orange Park Medical Center
Michael Galuska, MD, FACEP - Program Director; Student Clerkship Director Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center
Elizabeth Gignac, DO - Program Director Campbell University - UNC Southeastern

 
10:40a
Break and transition to EMRA Medical Student Breakouts
Chiamara Anokwute - Medical Student Council Incoming Chair, EMRA
 
10:45a
MSI/II Breakout Session

Objectives:

  • Detail the advantages, disadvantages, expectations, and career opportunities available within emergency medicine (EM).
  • Provide advice about how to prioritize/balance academics, research, extracurricular activities, and other commitments during the first two years of medical school.
  • Discuss the importance of mentorship and advising the EM-bound medical student.

Presenters:
Hilary E. Fairbrother, MD, MPH, FACEP - McGovern Medical School
Vy Han, MD - California University of Science and Medicine MD Program

 
10:45a
MSIII - Breakout Session - Allopathic/Osteopathic

Objectives:

  • Detail the advantages, disadvantages, expectations, and career opportunities available within emergency medicine (EM).
  • Provide advice about how to excel in clinical rotations, how to relate these to work in the ED.
  • Go over general expectations of applying to/matching in EM - i.e. aways, SLOEs, step 1 and 2
  • Give a timeframe of when students should start looking at and applying to aways as well as what might help them secure a position at an away.
  • Address ACGME merger, applying to traditionally DO programs, and/or DO-friendly programs

Presenters:
Jeanette Kurbedin, DO - Maimonides Medical Center
Amber Billet, MD, FACEP -WellSpan York Hospital

 
10:45a
Non-MSIV - International - Breakout Session

Objectives:

  • Discuss best practices for international applicants seeking to apply for U.S.-based EM away rotations and residency programs

Presenters:
David Toro, MD - Mercy Health St Rita's Medical Center

 
10:45a
Non-MSIV - Military Breakout Session

Objectives:

  • Discussion differences between the application process this past year due to COVID and what applicants might expect for the upcoming cycle.

Presenters:
Yevgeniy Maksimenko, MD - EMRA Board Director of Leadership Development

 
10:45a
MSIV - Breakout Session - Allopathic

Objectives:

  • Detail the advantages, disadvantages, expectations, and career opportunities available within emergency medicine (EM).
  • Provide advice about how to excel in clinical rotations, how to relate these to work in the ED.
  • Go over general expectations of applying to/matching in EM - i.e. aways, SLOEs, step 1 and 2
  • Give a timeframe of when students should start looking at and applying to aways as well as what might help them secure a position at an away.
  • Address ACGME merger, applying to traditionally DO programs, and/or DO-friendly programs

Presenters:
Peter Moffett, MD, FACEP - VCU Health
Robyn Hoelle, MD, FACEP - North Florida EM

 
10:45a
MSIV - Breakout Session - Osteopathic

Objectives:

  • Detail the advantages, disadvantages, expectations, and career opportunities available within emergency medicine (EM).
  • Go over general expectations of applying to/matching in EM - i.e. aways, SLOEs, step 1 and 2
  • Give a timeframe of when students should start looking at and applying to aways as well as what might help them secure a position at an away.
  • Discuss these topics in particular reference to DO students**
  • Address ACGME merger, applying to traditionally DO programs, and/or DO-friendly programs

Presenters:
Elizabeth Gignac, DO - Campbell University- UNC Southeastern
Kaitlin Bowers, DO - Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

 
10:45a
MSIV - International - Breakout Session

Objectives:

  • Discuss best practices for international applicants seeking to apply for U.S.-based EM away rotations and residency programs

Presenters:
Alaa Aldalati, MBBS - Mayo Clinic
Shelby Parker, MD

 
10:45a
MSIV - Military Breakout Session

Objectives:

  • Discussion differences between the application process this past year due to COVID and what applicants might expect for the upcoming cycle.

Presenters:
Air Force
Whitney Briggs, DO
Army
Ryan Hodgeman, DO
Navy
Matthew J. Christensen, MD

 
11:45a
Closing Remarks in Main Zoom Room
 

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