||Emergency Medicine: The Medical Student Survival Guide, 3rd Edition (2015)
Edited by Joseph S. Turner, MD, FACEP, and David Reid, DO
Some of the most well-known names in emergency medicine have teamed up with bright young stars and leaders in the field to present a concise, thoughtful approach to the final years of medical school, the Match process for emergency medicine, and beyond. Anyone considering a career as an emergency physician should begin their journey with this insightful book.
EMRA Members: Download your exclusive online supplemental chapters!
||Academic Life in Emergency Medicine: EM Match Advice
This series of Google Hangout videos, created and expertly facilitated by Dr. Michael Gisondi (@MikeGisondi) from Northwestern, features amazing panels of program directors from around the country, who have kindly volunteered their time to share their insights and expertise. In these videos, you get a sense of each panelist’s personalities while they provide behind-the-scenes advice and stories; a unique must-see for medical students interested in and applying into Emergency Medicine (EM). Keep a look out for more videos in the future!
||CORD Student Advising Task Force
The Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine (CORD) has a Student Advising Task Force comprised of members from CORD, CDEM, and EMRA, which have collaborated to produce a number of resources for medical students including a medical student planner, an EM application guide, an application FAQ, and a curated list of advising resources for EM-bound medical students.
||Advice for Emergency Medicine Applicants
David T. Overton, MD, MBA, FACEP
Western Michigan University School of Medicine
"This article is not intended only for applicants to my own program, but to anyone anticipating the emergency medicine application process. It may prove especially useful to students from schools without their own emergency medicine program or those who wish to obtain a second opinion about a specific topic."
||EM Advisor (emadvisor.blogspot.com)
Adam Kellogg, MD and Lucienne Lutfy-Clayton, MD
Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine
This site is maintained by two associate EM residency program directors who have both formerly served as clerkship directors and currently serve on CORD's Medical Student Advising Task Force.
||What to Look for in an Emergency Medicine Residency
Lee W. Shockley, MD, FACEP
Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine
An excellent outline of what to look for in a residency and what questions you should ask before deciding on a program.
Excellent articles for students about to begin their EM clerkships.
Information provided by the AAMC.
Your Roadmap to Residency
First and Second Year Pearls
• Advice for 1st and 2nd Year Medical Students Interested in EM
• ACEP Medical Student Resources
Third Year Pearls
• Tips for Success as an MS3
• Combined EM/IM Residency Training: Medical Student Perspectives
• The Away Rotation: A Double-Edged Sword
Fourth Year Pearls
• Preparing for a Successful Fourth Year of Med School
• The Fourth Year Schedule
• International Rotations for the Medical Student
• Looking Your Best for Your Emergency Medicine Department
• Reading For Your EM Rotation
• How to Be a Superstar: EM Externships
• Housing for Your Away Rotation
• Picking a Residency: Letter to Students RE Doximity Survey
• The Interview
• Emergency Medicine Issues to Know for Your Interview
• Disaster Plan: Understanding the Scramble
Charting Outcomes in the Match
This report is made available from the NRMP based on match results in previous years. "Twelve measures are incorporated in this report, including the number of contiguous ranks, the number of distinct specialties ranked, USMLE® Step 1 and Step 2 CK scores, and the numbers of research experiences, publications, and work and volunteer experiences. Data are reported separately for U.S. allopathic medical school senior students and all other applicants." Learn more.
Finding Away Rotations
• SAEM Clerkship Directory
• EMRA Wilderness Medicine Division - Student Electives
• EMRA International Division - Student Electives
• VSAS - Manual and List of Participating Schools
• VSAS - Resources for Students
• Clinical EM and Research for the Underserved - Scholarship and Externship (Denver Health)
EMRACast - Medical Student Advising Podcast
EMRACast is apodcast series recorded in 2010 specifically designed to help medical students maneuver the difficult maze of applying to emergency medicine. Just a few of the topics that will be covered include how to get a good letter of recommendation, how to shine during your EM rotation, and pearls and pitfalls of the interview. All this and much more will be brought to you by Rob Rogers from the University of Maryland. Local and national experts in EM medical student and residency education will offer their advice and opinions on how to succeed in medical school and beyond.
2.Episode 1 - Interviews
3.Episode 2 - Preparing Your Match List
4.Episode 3 - Student Panel