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About Emily Cleveland, MD MPH

Resident Physician
Department of Emergency Medicine
Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency
Massachusetts General Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
5 04, 2017

EM Match Advice Series: Advice for the Non-EM Resident Applying To EM

2017-05-08T18:31:04+00:00

Match season came to a close last month – and with that, some 17,000 U.S. medical school seniors earned a PGY-1 position. Most will go on to complete these programs and have happy, successful careers in their chosen specialty. But for a small number, second thoughts will creep in during residency. Maybe a life event changes the way a resident looks at his or her role in providing care; or perhaps exposure to another specialty – EM for example – occurred late in the fourth year of medical school. For these atypical applicants, there is a dearth of resources to help guide a re-match, if you will, and no guide for navigating the policies and politics associated with changing one’s mind.

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