EMRA Medical Student Forum

EMRA Virtual 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.

Free to EMRA Members

Bios for our 2022 Medical Student Forum speakers!

Fall 2022 Sessions and Breakouts here

Saturday, August 13 - 9:30am - 12pm CT via ZOOM

Time
Event Name
 
9:30am
Welcome, Housekeeping & Introduce Plenary

Speakers:
Angela Cai, MD, MBA - EMRA President
Kelsey Morgan, RN-BSN, CEN, PMHN - MSC Chair

 
9:35am
Brief Address of Workforce

Speakers:
Angela Cai, MD, MBA - EMRA President

 
9:40am
Program Director Panel + Q&A

Objectives:

  • Discuss how to succeed on away rotations. What makes students stand out (for reasons both good and bad)?
  • What makes a good EM applicant?
  • Discuss best practices in the residency application process including ERAS preparation/submission, etc.
  • Applications changes this year- talk about signaling and new e-SLOE format
  • Questions from audience/prepolled

Moderator:
Michael Galuska, MD, FACEP, FAAEM - EM Residency Program Director at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center

Speakers:
Matthew Stull, MD - Residency Director at University Hospitals-Cleveland Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University
Amber Billet, MD, FACEP - Residency Director at WellSpan York Hospital
David Jones, MD MBS MCR FACEP - Residency Director at Oregon Health & Science University
Albert J Kim, MD, MACM, FACEP - Residency APD, Residency Recruitment Director, Education Fellowship Director at Washington University in St. Louis
Elise Lovell, MD, FACEP - Residency Director at Advocate Christ Medical Center

 
10:40am
Break and transition to EMRA Medical Student Breakouts (Zoom Breakout Rooms)
 
10:45am
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:
Robert Jones, DO, FACEP - Assistant Dean for Clerkship Education, System-Wide POCUS Co-Chair at MetroHealth Medical Center
Allison Woodall, MD - Assistant Program Director at Riverside Community Hospital

 
10:45am
MSIII - 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.

Presenters:
Jeanette Kurbedin, DO - CD and US Faculty at Maimonides
Meredith Thompson, MD, FACEP - Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, Clerkship Director at University of Florida

 
10:45am
MSIII - Breakout Session - 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.
  • How to stand out as an osteopathic applicant

Presenters:
Michael Galuska, MD, FACEP, FAAEM - EM Residency Program Director at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center
Geoffrey Comp, DO - APD at Creighton University School of Medicine/Valleywise Health Medical Center (Phoenix)

 
10:45am
MSIV - Breakout Session - Allopathic & Osteopathic

Objectives:

  • Discuss how to prepare for the emergency medicine virtual interview, including program research and question development.
  • Learn how to critically assess a program during a virtual interview and what elements are important to consider when ranking programs.
  • Advise on appropriateness of reaching out to programs particularly as it relates to upcoming Residency Program Fair
  • Provide guidance on appropriate interview follow-up and post-interview communication.

Presenters:
Bo Burns, DO, MBA, MHA - Chair at University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine
Molly Estes, MD FACEP FAAEM - Clerkship Director, MedEd Fellowship Director, Assistant Professor at Loma Linda University

 
10:45am
International - Breakout Session - All

Objectives:

  • Detail the advantages, disadvantages, expectations, and career opportunities available within emergency medicine (EM).
  • Discuss best practices for international applicants seeking to apply for U.S.-based EM away rotations and residency programs.
  • Go over general expectations of applying to/matching in EM - i.e. aways, SLOEs, step 1 and 2
  • Address ways to stand out as an International applicant

Presenters:
Layla Abubshait, MD - APD at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Montegomery
Jonathan Rose, MD, MBA - Program Director at Memorial Healthcare System

 
10:45am
Military - Breakout Session - All

Objectives:

  • Discuss military requirements during medical school - e.g. officer training, military EM rotations
  • Discuss the differences between military and civilian residencies as an active service member
  • Discuss the nuances of the military application and match processes.
  • Learn about civilian deferment and General Medical Officer service
  • Detail the process from medical school graduation to arrival at your duty station

Presenters:
Yevgeniy Maksimenko, MD - EMS and Disaster Medicine Fellow at San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
Maggie Moran, MD - San Antonio Military Medical Center

 
11:45am
Closing Remarks in Main Zoom Room
 
12:00pm
Adjourn
 

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