EMRA Student-Resident Mentorship Program

Welcome to EMRA's Student-Resident Mentorship Program. EMRA is pleased to offer guidance to our medical student members through the generosity of our residents.


In addition to attendings and advisors, medical students often seek out residents — who are closer in age and have completed the application process recently — for advice. Residents are in a unique position to answer questions about daily life, benefits and challenges of EM residency, and factors to consider when choosing our specialty. A student-resident mentorship can be a mutually beneficial relationship and can provide additional guidance for a person considering the field of emergency medicine.


Medical students at any level of training are encouraged to participate. Residents are asked to provide advice and help students decide if EM is a good fit by discussing the rewards and challenges of an EM residency, and offering a first-hand glimpse of what it is like to be an EM resident. Residents can provide encouragement, discuss what drew them to the specialty, explain different responsibilities, describe learning and leadership opportunities, and give advice on lifestyle issues from a resident perspective. Additionally, residents can direct students to the appropriate people or places for further career guidance. (Residents, read this article for more info about mentoring medical students.)


Please complete the appropriate application below. Be thorough; this will help us optimally match students and residents interested in the program. After submitting the form, you'll be contacted by e-mail to confirm your enrollment. Student-mentor pairs will be matched as quickly as possible, and we will use our best efforts to find you a match. Response time will vary based on number of applications to the mentorship program at any one time. Please note that the mentorship program is open only to EMRA members.

Medical Student Sign-up

Need a Mentor 

Resident Sign-up

Be a Mentor 

Related Content

Apr 17, 2019

EMRA and CORD Student Advising Guide, 2023

COVID-19 changed so many aspects of our world. For medical students interested in pursuing emergency medicine, those changes impact education and residency application strategies. Using updated evidence, learn how to apply smarter, not harder, via the EMRA and CORD Student Advising Guide. Read it free online.

Apr 17, 2019

Glossary of Abbreviations

Glossary of Abbreviations and Synonyms used in the book.

May 26, 2023

PD Interview Saks at Crozer Chester

In the latest installment of our PD Q&A series, we are highlighting the Crozer Chester Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency program. We spoke with the current PD Dr. Mark Saks, MD, about what makes his program unique and what he looks for in potential residents.