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

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Watch the Sessions and Breakouts

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

Time
Event Name
 
9:30am
Welcome, Housekeeping & Introduce Plenary
 
9:35am
Brief Address of Workforce
 
9:40am
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.
  • Intentional Workforce discussion
  • Prepolled questions from audience

Moderator:
Bo Burns, DO - EM Chair University of Oklahoma

 
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.
 
10:45am
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.
 
10:45am
International - Breakout Session - Non-MS4

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
 
10:45am
Military - Breakout Session - Non-MS4

Objectives:

  • Detail the advantages, disadvantages, expectations, and career opportunities available within emergency medicine (EM).
  • Discussion differences between the application process this past year due to COVID and what applicants might expect for the upcoming cycle
  • Go over general expectations of applying to/matching in EM - i.e. aways, SLOEs, step 1 and 2
 
10:45am
MSIV - Breakout Session - Allopathic

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.
 
10:45am
MSIV - Breakout Session - 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.
  • Address ways to stand out as an osteopathic applicant
 
10:45am
MSIV - Breakout Session - International

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.
  • Address ways to stand out as an international applicant
 
10:45am
MSIV - Breakout Session - Military

Objectives:

  • Discuss how to prepare for the emergency medicine virtual interview, including program research and question development.
  • Discuss the nuances of the military application and match processes
  • Discuss the differences between military and civilian residencies as an active service member
  • Learn about civilian deferment and General Medical Officer service
  • Detail the process from medical school graduation to arrival at your duty station
 
11:45am
Closing Remarks in Main Zoom Room
 
12:00pm
Adjourn
 

EMRA is Searching for Medical Student Forum Faculty

EMRA is searching for faculty for its Fall Medical Student Forum. Apply by July 24 at Midnight CT.

Interested in serving as faculty for our Virtual Fall Medical Student Forum?

Please apply below by EOD July 24 to show your interest. We will select diverse faculty in late February.

Questions? Contact Heather or call 972.550.0920.

Apply Now

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