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Resources & Guidance for EM-Bound Medical Students - 2022

Navigating the match is difficult in routine times - and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic means 2022 will be another unusual year in medical education. This compilation of resources, tailored for EM-bound medical students, puts you one click away from the crucial websites, FAQs, calendars, and resources you need.

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DATES & DEADLINES

STATEMENTS, RECOMMENDATIONS, & GUIDELINES FOR 2022 EM APPLICANTS
Consensus Statement on the 2021-2022 Residency Application Process for U.S. Medical Students Planning Careers in Emergency Medicine In the Main Residency Match 

Summary of the guidelines for EM-bound students as of March 26, 2021: 

  • No away rotations before 08/01/2021
    • Students without a specialty interest home rotation may complete an away rotation before 08/01/2021
  • Complete 1-2 EM rotations at an EM residency program.
    • Students with access to home EM rotations should not seek more than 1 away rotation
    • Students with access to multiple home EM rotations should not seek away rotations if possible
    • Students who lack access to home EM rotations should seek 1-2 away rotations.
  • Only 2 EM clerkship SLOEs are needed.
    • In rare cases, there may be valid reasons why students may have more than 2 SLOEs, and this should be clearly explained in the student's application
  • Accept 12 EM residency interviews ideally, with a max of 17 interviews.
    • All EM residency interviews will be virtual.
  • Vaccination status should not be used as a determinant of rotation eligibility.

Recommendations from the Coalition for Physician Accountability Work Group 

Summary of the recommendations for the Class of 2022, as of April 14, 2021: 

  • Recommendation 1 (unchanged): The workgroup recommends that for the remainder of the 2020-21 academic year (ending June 30, 2021), away rotations should be discouraged, except under the following circumstances:
    • Learners who have a specialty interest and do not have access to a clinical experience with a residency program in that specialty in their school's system.
    • Learners for whom an away rotation is required for graduation or accreditation requirements
  • Recommendation 2 (New): The improved vaccination status of medical students led to the updated recommendation that for the 2021-22 academic year, away rotations can resume during the first block concluding in July 2021:
    • Medical schools are encouraged to limit approved away rotations in any specialty to one per learner per specialty (as previously recommended) except in cases where additional rotations are needed to complete graduation or accreditation requirements.
    • Programs may continue to offer virtual electives to provide opportunities for learners to explore the specialty and program.
    • Learners for whom away rotations are required for graduation or accreditation are exempted from this guidance.

Creation of a SLOE for non-EM letter writers & Updated eSLOE format 
(2021-2022 forms will be released in July/August 2021) 

ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE 

MEDICAL ORGANIZATIONS' COVID-RELATED UPDATES & RESOURCES

Emergency medicine

Allopathic

Osteopathic

Other Specialties

GENERAL VIRTUAL LEARNING RESOURCES

EM ORGANIZATIONS' REMOTE FOAMed RESOURCES

EMERGENCY MEDICINE VIRTUAL LEARNING RESOURCES

Bridge to Emergency Medicine Curriculum - ALiEM

  • 8-week curriculum to transition from senior medical student to EM intern
  • Free

Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine Student Curriculum -  M3 Curriculum / M4 Curriculum/ PedsEM Curriculum

  • Three great curriculums created by CDEM for M3 & M4 students rotating through EM and Peds EM department
  • Free

EM Rotation - NEJM

  • Online rotation guide on EM
  • Free if you or your institution has a NEJM subscription, or 59$ students’ 1 year subscription

EM Clerkship Curriculum - AccessEmergency Medicine

  • 4-week curriculum covers the core topics of the emergency medicine clerkship.
  • $55 or Free with institution Access subscription

EM course - NextGenU

  • 4-week course
  • Free

EM Clerkship Virtual Simulation Experiences - Sidney Kimmel Medical College/Thomas Jefferson University

  • Emergency Medicine clerkship with virtual and simulation-based opportunities
  • Free curriculum, click Download Resource at the top

Evidence-Based Medicine -  Lewis Katz School of Medicine

  • Evidence-Based Medicine curriculum in the EM Clerkship
  • Free curriculum, click Download Resource at the top

Pediatric Emergency Medicine - Children's National Hospital/GWU SMHS

  • 4-week Pediatric EM curriculum
  • Free curriculum, click Download Resource at the top

Asynchronous "Flexible" Elective - Keck School of Medicine of USC

  • 4-week asynchronous learning elective for emergency medicine-bound senior medical students
  • Free curriculum, click Download Resource at the top

Global EM, The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Health - Boston University edX

  • 2 week course
  • Free, or $50 if certificate is needed

ADVICE TO EM-BOUND MEDICAL STUDENTS DURING COVID

REMOTE SKILLS & PROCEDURES, & SIMULATION RESOURCES

Clinical Skills Training Modules & Videos

  • A comprehensive list on P.E maneuvers, advanced procedures, & skills, collected by Matthew J. Christensen, CMS Student Dean
  • Free

Database for Skill Demonstration Videos & Topics Pertaining to EM

  • EMRA Education Committee approved list of procedure videos showing proper and safe techniques
  • Free

Virtual Learning Applications

  • List of apps to enhance the med student curriculum, collected by Katelynn Baska, EMRA MSC NE Coordinator
  • Both free and paid resources listed

Ultrasonography

Society of POCUS

  • List of many FOAM-US Resources
  • Free

123 Sonography

  • Many Ultrasound courses
  • Free

ACP course

  • POCUS
  • Membership is free for students

LITFL

  • Ultrasound library
  • Free

Telemedicine

ECG

ECG courses

  • Comparison of 20 ECG courses
  • Free FOAMed Resources at bottom

LITFL

  • ECG Library
  • Free

EKG Academy

  • Lessons & Quizzes
  • Free

Simulations

Touch Surgery

  • 200 simulations from 17 specialties
  • Free App

NEJM COVID-19 Treatment

  • Treatment Sim of Covid-19 patients
  • Free

Virtual Healthcare Experience

  • EM, Peds, Med-Surg, Psych, OB
  • Free

Full Code - Emergency Medicine Simulator

  • Complex clinical cases in a realistic 3D emergency room
  • Free App

MedSims

  • Patient simulation program
  • Free

Simulab Curriculum Services

  • Ultrasound Guided CVC Curriculum
  • Free

SonoSupport Ultrasound

  • Clinical EM and critical care ultrasound reference tool
  • App is $9.99 

OTHER SPECIALTY VIRTUAL LEARNING RESOURCES

  • Anesthesiology - AccessAnesthesiology
    • 4-week Anesthesiology Clerkship Modules
    • $55 or Free with institution Access subscription
  • Critical Care - NEJM
    • Online rotation guide on critical care
    • Free
  • Dermatology - AAD
    • 2-week & 4-week Basic Dermatology Curriculum
    • Free (& LearnDerm - Free 5 interactive lessons)
  • Infectious Disease - IDmodules
    • ID curriculum on core topics with 14 modules
    • Free
  • Nephrology - NephSim
    • 2-week Nephrology Elective Course
    • Free curriculum, click Download Resource on top
  • OB/GYN - APGO
    • 2-week Ob-Gyn Clerkship Remote Learning Plan
    • Videos- Free, uWISE subscription for quizzes- $69
  • Radiology - Benjamin Taragin, MD
    • 2-week Online Diagnostic Radiology curriculum
    • Free curriculum, click Download Resource on top

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

WELLNESS RESOURCES

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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