EMRA Medical Student Forum

The EMRA Medical Student Forum is a half-day session held both in the spring and the fall geared to EM-bound medical students.  Lectures offer evidenced-based advising to help you match in emergency medicine. 

EMRA Virtual Fall Medical Student Forum
Saturday, August 15

The EMRA Medical Student Forum brings together program directors, interns who just matched in EM, 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.

When: Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:30a - 12:45 Central

FREE to EMRA Medical Student Members!  

Free for EMRA Members / $75 for non-members

EMRA Medical Student Forum event is free for members (and $75 for non-members), and registration is required. 

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Join EMRA for only $60/year and receive great benefits!  New medical student members receive our infamous new member kit filled with on-shift resources like the EMRA Antibiotic Guide, EM Fundamentals, Airway Card and more!  EMRA members also receive complimentary access to EMRAP, EMedHome, EB Medicine, Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine, Annals of Emergency Medicine and more!

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Virtual EMRA Medical Student Forum 2020

To provide evidence-based advising to EM-bound medical student members. Curriculum based on the EMRA and CORD Student Advising Guide.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Time (Central)
Event Name
9:30a - 12:45p

EMRA Medical Student Forum

(Free for Members; Registration Required) Regiser Now

Not an EMRA member?  Join for only $60/year to take part in these great sessions, plus receive a new member kit that includes the updated EMRA Antibiotic Guide, EM Fundamentals, Airway Card and more.

9:30a - 11:30a

EMRA Medical Student Plenary Sessions

9:35a - 10:30a

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Emergency Medicine

Moderator - Kathleen Cowling, MS, DO, MBA
Panelists:  
Charles Khoury, MD, MSHA, FACEP : Robyn Hoelle, MD, FACEP : Kathleen Cowling, MS, DO, MBA : Gregory Guldner, MD, MS : Manish Garg, MD
  • Discuss the pros and cons of the emergency medicine specialty 
  • Discuss lifestyle pros and cons
  • Discuss downfalls of a career in emergency medicine
  • Discuss the different subspecialties in EM and pathways to them
10:35a - 11:30a

The Future of Emergency Medicine
in the Face of COVID-19



Moderator -
Deena Khammes, MD
Panelists - 
Eric Lee, MD : Lisa Meinke, MD : Al'ai Alvarez, MD, FACEP :
Ryan Pedigo, MD
Objectives: 
  • How will COVID effect the future of medical education/residency education?
  • What will the practice environment look like when I graduate residency?
11:35a - 12:30p

EMRA Medical Student Breakout Sessions

 

MSI / MSII - So you want to be an emergency medicine doctor?

Presenter - Hillary Fairbrother, MD, MPH, FACEP
MSC Facilitator - Chiamara Anokwute
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 to the EM-bound medical student.
 

MSIII - How to Succeed on Clinical Rotations

Presenter - George Willis, MD, FACEP
MSC Facilitator - Ryan Lucas
Objectives:

  • Discuss ways to shine on different clinical rotations
  • Discuss ways to be successful on an emergency medicine rotation
  • Discuss different resources that students find helpful during their EM rotation (EMRA Resources, CDEM M3 Curriculum, etc.)
 

MSIV Allopathic - Navigating the Application and Match Process during COVID-19

Presenter - Nathan Lewis, MD, FACEP
MSC Facilitator - Kenneth Kim

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. 
 

MSIV Osteopathic - Navigating the Application and Match Process during COVID-19

Presenter - John Casey, DO, MA, FACEP, FACOEP
MSC Facilitator - Ryan Lucas
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
 

International - Interview Day Advice

Presenter - Melissa Smith, MD
MSC Facilitator - Shelby Wood
Objectives:

  • 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
 

Military - Navigating the Application and Match Process

Presenter- David Tanen, MD, FACMT, FAAEM
MSC Facilitator - Matthew Christensen

  • 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
1:30p - 2:30p

Bonus: EMRA Hangout - Virtual Interviews: How To Put Your Best Face Forward

To build on the Virtual Best Practices Video offering EM-bound medical students best practices for an effective virtual interview, coupled with real-world examples, role play and evidence-based tips.

August 15, 2020 | TOPIC: “Virtual Interviews: Tips For Putting Your Best Face Forward”

Bo Burns, DO, FACEP
George Kaiser Family Foundation Chair in Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine
CORD Board of Directors

Maria Moreira, MD, FAAEM
Medical Director of Continuing Education & Simulation-Denver Health
Director of Professional Development & Wellbeing-Denver Health
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine

RJ Sontag, MD
EMRA Board of Directors President-Elect, 2019-2020
Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Medical school: Wright State University Medical School

DATE: August 15, 2020

TIME:  2:30 p.m. Eastern | 1:30 p.m. Central | 10:30p.m. Mountain | 9:30 p.m. Pacific

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Saturday, September 25, 2020 - Sunday, September 26, 2020

Time
Event Name
2 Days

Virtual EMRA Residency Fair

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Saturday, October 10, 2020 - Sunday, October 11, 2020

Time
Event Name
2 Days

Virtual Mock Interview Sessions

Registration Coming Soon