EMRA Medical Student Forum

EMRA Virtual Spring Medical Student Forum

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

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Saturday, March 27 - 9:30a - 12:35p

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
EMRA Awards Recognition
 
9:40a
EM and Away
Away rotations in the coming year

Moderator:
Bo Burns, DO - EM Chair University of Oklahoma
Speakers:
Sharon Bord, MD, FACEP - President-Elect, CDEM
Fiona Gallahue, MD FACEP - President, CORD
RJ Sontag, MD - President, EMRA
 
10:25a
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
Panelists:
Arlene Chung, MD, MACM, FACEP - Maimonides Medical Center
John Casey, DO, MA, FACEP - OhioHealth Doctors Hospital
Steven Nazario, MD - AdventHealth
Geoff Comp, DO - Maricopa
Al’ai Alvarez, MD, FACEP, FAAEM - Stanford Emergency Medicine

 
11:25a
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:
Gayle Galleta, MD, FACEP - University of Massachusetts
Jamie Shandro, MD, MPH - University of Washington

 
11:25a
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.
  • Address ACGME merger, applying to traditionally DO programs, and/or DO-friendly programs

Presenters:
Alexis Pelletier-Bui, MD - Cooper University Hospital/Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Jeanette Kurbedin, DO - Maimonides Medical Center

 
11:25a
MSIII - 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:
Chadd Kraus, DO - Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Kristyn Smith, DO - Einstein Medical Center

 
11:25a
International - Breakout Session

Objectives:

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

Presenters:
Christopher Sampson, MD - University of Missouri-Columbia
Kathleen Cowling, DO, MS, MBA - Central Michigan University

 
11:25a
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
Roderick W. Fontenette, MD - DGMC/UC Davis Integrated Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Whitney Briggs (Air Force-bound MSIV)
Army
Mark L. Riddle, DO, FAAEM - USU F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine, CRDAMC Health Care System Fort Hood, TX
Ryan Hodgeman (Army-bound MSIV)
Navy
William Goldenberg, MD, FACEP - Naval Medical Center / SUNY Downstate
Matt Christensen (Navy-bound MSIV)

 
11:25a
MSIV - Breakout Session
 
12:30p
Closing Remarks in Main Zoom Room
 

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