EM Match Advice 43: EM Program Directors Reflect on the 2024 Match

em program directors reflect on 2024 matchDr. Sara Krzyzaniak (podcast host and Stanford University PD) and Dr. Michelle Lin (ALiEM Founder/UCSF) are joined by Dr. Abra Fant (Northwestern PD) in this discussion reflecting on the 2024 Match results, after last year’s shocking number of 500+ unfilled positions. Here are the 2024 relevant numbers for Emergency Medicine, as compared to prior years. In the following podcast, we run down the numbers and what they might mean for the future.

em 2024 match from nrmp competitive table

Match Fill Rates Across Specialties in 2024

 In 2023 Match, the number of unfilled positions was 554 for EM. This has been dramatically reduced to 135 in only one year, although still above previous counts of ≤30 before 2022. 

em 2024 match competitive numbers for other specialties

Episode 43: Reflecting on the 2024 Match

 

Mentioned Link

NRMP Main Residency Match and Reports 

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EM Match Advice 42: Mid Interview Season Check-In

EM Match Advice featuring Dr Aaron KrautDr. Sara Krzyzaniak (podcast host and Stanford University PD) and Dr. Michelle Lin (ALiEM Founder/UCSF) are joined by Dr. Aaron Kraut (University of Wisconsin PD) in this insightful, rapid-fire, practical episode through the lens of experienced residency program directors.

  • What does the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) preliminary data show just far for the 2024 residency application season?
  • Has the program signaling option been working? 
  • Have there been any surprises or changes during interview season?
  • What should students think about in the post-interview stage? 

Episode 42: Mid Interview Season Check-In

 

Preliminary ERAS Data for Emergency Medicine Residency

Number of Applicants for EM Residency

Graduate TypeERAS 2023ERAS 2024
DO9441,340
IMG7631,437
MD1,4841,568
Overall3,1914,345

 

Average Number of Applications per Person*

Graduate TypeERAS 2023ERAS 2024
DO5950
IMG6348
MD4942
Overall5647

 

Average Number of Applicants per EM Residency Program*

Graduate TypeERAS 2023ERAS 2024
DO202239
IMG175245
MD265238
Overall642722

 

* Values were rounded to whole numbers

 

Mentioned Links

  1. Preiksaitis C, Krzyzaniak S, Bowers K, et al. Characteristics of Emergency Medicine Residency Programs With Unfilled Positions in the 2023 Match. Ann Emerg Med. 2023;82(5):598-607. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2023.06.002. PMID 37436344
  2. Jewell C, David T, Kraut A, Hess J, Westergaard M, Schnapp BH. Post-interview Thank-you Communications Influence Both Applicant and Residency Program Rank Lists in Emergency Medicine. West J Emerg Med. 2019 Dec 9;21(1):96-101. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2019.10.44031. PMID: 31913827; PMCID: PMC6948692.

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EM Match Advice 41: The 2024 ERAS Application – New and Improved

em match advice podcast new eras applicationDr. Sara Krzyzaniak (EM program director at Stanford) hosts this episode with Dr. Michelle Lin (ALiEM/UCSF) featuring all-star guests Dr. Alexis Pelletier-Bui (EM associate program director at Cooper University Hospital) and Dr. Elizabeth Werley (Chair of CORD Application Process Improvement Committee, Penn State Hershey). Both our guests serve as key representatives on behalf of the EM specialty on the AAMC ERAS Supplemental Application Working Group and provide you with a sneak peek behind what is coming for the totally revamped ERAS application for the new 2024 application season.

It will be helpful to download and view the advanced copy of the entire ERAS application while listening to this episode, as we dive into the nuts and bolts of completing the application. 

Episode 41: New ERAS Application

 

Useful Links

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By |2024-01-04T16:11:31-08:00Jul 24, 2023|EM Match Advice, Medical Student, Podcasts|

EM Match Advice 40: Program Directors Reflect on the 2023 Match

em match advice series - episode 40 PD's reflect on 2023 match

The 2023 Emergency Medicine Match was an unprecedented year that took many of us in the education community by surprise. There were 132 (46%) EM residency programs with at least one unfilled PGY-1 position, and there were 554 (18.4%) overall unfilled EM positions. Dr. Sara Krzyzaniak (EM program director at Stanford) hosts this important episode with Dr. Michelle Lin (ALiEM/UCSF), reflecting on the whys, hows, and what nexts. Fortunately we have experts Dr. Abra Fant (Northwestern PD) and Dr. Richard Church (University of Massachusetts PD) to help us with a deeper dive and forecasting the future.

Episode 40: Reflections on 2023 Match



The Slide: How Competitive was the 2023 EM Match?

The Slide: EM Match 2023 and Historical Data

How Competitive Were Other Specialties in the 2023 Match?

EM Match Advice Competitive of Other Specialties 2023

References

  • Marco CA, Courtney DM, Ling LJ, et al. The Emergency Medicine Physician Workforce: Projections for 2030. Ann Emerg Med. 2021;78(6):726-737. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2021.05.029
  • Gettel CJ, Courtney DM, Janke AT, Rothenberg C, Mills AM, Sun W, Venkatesh AK. The 2013 to 2019 Emergency Medicine Workforce: Clinician Entry and Attrition Across the US Geography. Ann Emerg Med. 2022 Sep;80(3):260-271. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2022.04.031. Epub 2022 Jun 16. PMID: 35717274; PMCID: PMC9398978.

 

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By |2023-05-16T15:24:48-07:00May 17, 2023|EM Match Advice|

EM Match Advice 39: Mailbag Q&A as a Mid-Interview Season Check-In

The holiday season is soon ending, but the residency interview season is only at the half-way point. Based on your recently submitted questions, you are encountering unforeseen dilemmas about navigating the interview and post-interview season. Dr. Sara Krzyzaniak (EM program director at Stanford) hosts this quick Mailbag Q&A episode with Dr. Michelle Lin (ALiEM Founder/UCSF) and featuring the ever-wise Dr. Matt Pirotte (EM program director at Vanderbilt). We discuss the nuances around:

  • Preference signaling
  • Writing letters or emails of interest
  • Meaningfully connecting with busy program directors

We also answer the perennial question of “Really, how important IS the interview in my overall application?”

Thank you to EM program directors from Wisconsin, Northwestern, Denver, University of Virginia, University of Massachusetts, St. Johns Riverside, Loyola, St Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Mount Sinai-Elmhurst, Maimonides, Brookdale, University of Chicago, and Hackensack, who also contributed their insights and answers to your questions.

Match Advice Podcast 39: Mailbag Q&A

 

Reference

Jewell C, David T, Kraut A, Hess J, Westergaard M, Schnapp BH. Post-interview Thank-you Communications Influence Both Applicant and Residency Program Rank Lists in Emergency Medicine. West J Emerg Med. 2019;21(1):96-101. 2019 Dec 9. doi:10.5811/westjem.2019.10.44031. [Open access link]

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By |2022-12-29T22:55:52-08:00Dec 30, 2022|EM Match Advice|

EM Match Advice Podcast: Mid-Interview Season Check-In | We want to hear from you

EM Match Advice questions We are at the mid-point of the academic year and smack in the middle of residency interview season for EM-bound medical students. Look at how far you’ve come since your first interview! As you stare down the finish line of the interview season, the questions you now have are likely different than those in September. We are just checking in with you and want to hear from YOU. This is the first time we are hosting a Q&A episode. What questions do you have about the EM residency match process? Dr. Sara Krzyzaniak (EM Match Advice host and Stanford EM residency director) and Dr. Matthew Pirotte (Vanderbilt EM residency director) are going to answer many submitted questions in our next podcast.

  • Deadline for question submission: December 6, 2022 by 5 pm PST
  • Anticipated podcast release: Mid-December 2022

We would also love to hear how you are doing, what you have learned, and what advice you would like to share with us for future applicants. We look forward to hearing your thoughts, dilemmas, and questions. Good luck out there.

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By |2022-11-28T12:19:53-08:00Nov 29, 2022|EM Match Advice|

EM Match Advice 38: Our 2 Cents | The Revamped Standardized Letter of Evaluation (SLOE) is here

EM Match Advice 2 cents episode on SLOE Standardized Letter of Evaluation

This is the 38th episode of EM Match Advice but the inaugural episode for new podcast series host, Dr. Sara Krzyzaniak (program director at Stanford EM residency program)! This quick podcast episode was recorded to coincide with the new, much-anticipated release of the Standardized Letter of Evaluation (SLOE 2.0). We address questions of why the changes, and what is different. In this podcast, Dr. Krzyzaniak and Dr. Michelle Lin speak with 2 key faculty who helped lead the multi-year development of this key piece of the residency application puzzle:

  • Dr. Sharon Bord (Johns Hopkins EM Clerkship Director, 2022-23 President of the Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine)
  • Dr. Doug Franzen (Washington University Associate Program Director)

EM Match Advice Podcast: Our 2 Cents about the new SLOE

 

 

View the ESLOE template

 

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References and Additional Reading

  1. SLOE 2.0, CORD EM website, July 2021
  2. A Path Forward–practical consensus on 2021-2022 EM advising. CORD EM website, April 2021.
     

 

By |2022-07-19T08:52:30-07:00Jul 19, 2022|EM Match Advice, Podcasts|
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