Medical Student Advising Resource List

High-Yield Hangouts

Virtual interviews, in-person second looks, preference signaling, SLOEs - need some targeted, clear guidance? Your peers on the EMRA Medical Student Council tackle those questions in high-yield Hangouts. Check out some key advice:

Student Advising Task Force (SATF)

  • Erin Karl, MD
  • Michael Yip, MD
  • Jennifer Jackson, MD
  • Emily Hillman, MD
  • Alexis Pelletier-Bui, MD


Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD) Student Advising Blog

Medical student content focused blog, written by Emergency Medicine (EM) medical educators 

Educational Emergency Medicine Residents' Association (EMRA) and American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Resources for Medical Students

Use these educational resources, both on and off shift, to increase your knowledge of various emergency medicine topics. These are compliments of membership when you're an EMRA/ACEP member.

EMRA Advising Resources

One of the largest compilations of advising resources available for EM bound medical students

EMRA Hangouts

Monthly live video streamed advice from EM leaders covering a wide breadth of EM topics, with recordings of past sessions available on EMRA’s website

EMRA’s Student-Resident Mentorship Program

EM bound students are matched with EM residents to provide assistance from someone who’s “been there” recently

Performance Improvement for the EM Clerkship

Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM) Curriculum

Prepare for your EM rotation and for the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) end-of-clerkship exam by reviewing the approach to common chief complaints and pathologies seen in the Emergency Department (ED) 

EMRA Match: Clerkships

Change the tab in the upper left side of EMRA Match to “clerkship” to search clerkship programs across the country 

Emergency Medicine Clerkship Primer

The CDEM guide on how to shine on your emergency medicine clerkship

iMedicalApps Emergency Medicine Apps

Several posts on emergency medicine related apps to use on your EM rotation

Patient Presentations in Emergency Medicine

EMRA & CDEM sponsored video on how to wow with your patient presentations in the ED

Rosh Review

600 National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)-formatted questions that you can utilize while studying for your EM shelf exam

The 3‐Minute Emergency Medicine Medical Student Presentation: A Variation on a Theme 

A well-known 3 minute oral presentation guide that many clerkships share as primer reading for clerkship students 

Application/Match Process:

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Standardized Video Interview (SVI) Resources  

AAMC’s guide for preparing for the SVI

Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM): EM Match Advice

ALiEM encompasses an array of clinical and medical education topics that is useful for all stages of learning.  EM Match Advice is a specific section with videos from program directors giving you their tips for a successful match in EM.  

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Program Search

Search residency program accreditation status, including updated accreditation statuses for previous American Osteopathic Association (AOA) programs, and other basic residency program information

EM Advisor

A blog that provides advice for clinical years, with a large focus on the residency application process

EMRA Match

Searchable database/map of EM residency programs to help you find your best fit

National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Main Residency Match Data

Data, research, and survey reports relating to the NRMP Main Residency Match

NRMP Interactive Charting Outcomes in the Match 

A new data tool (using the same data sources as NRMP’s Charting Outcomes in the Match) that uses visualization software to assist Match applicants in determining their fit for various specialties 

*Medical Student Focused Podcasts:

*You are definitely not expected to listen to all of these, but it is worth trying out a few to see which format/style works for you. These podcasts are catered to a medical student audience. 

Core EM

This podcast discusses diagnoses that make up the bread and butter of EM. Their website also includes hundreds of articles, a few procedure videos, and a blog. 

EM Basic

Dr. Steve Carroll goes over student/intern level “approach to” core chief complaints.

EM Clerkship

Dr. Zack Olson goes over student level content for EM topics. Check out the NBME EM Shelf Review episodes while studying for your end-of-clerkship EM shelf exam.  

EM:RAP - Emergency Medicine Reviews and Perspectives

Check out their C3 (Continuous Core Content) series for reviews of how to approach and take care of patients with the most serious and common ED complaints. Complimentary subscription with EMRA membership

EM Stud

The official CDEM podcast for emergency medicine bound medical students



EMRA Advising Resources

One of the largest compilations of advising resources available for EM bound medical student


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