If you are a 4th year medical student, chances are that interviews are taking up much of your time and thought right now. Interviews can be stressful, especially when your future job is at stake and in the hands of the somewhat mysterious match process. How can you set yourself apart from hundreds of other applicants as someone who is a good fit for a program, who should be ranked highly, and who will be a great future resident – all in the course of a 15 minute interview? This post will walk you through some important “Dos” to make you stand out, and some devastating “Don’ts” that can sink you down lower on a program’s rank list.
Subspecialty training within emergency medicine is increasingly becoming a popular route for those interested in pursuing an academic faculty position. This year, we will cover the ins-and-outs, nuts-and-bolts, and nuances for 3 fellowships available to EM residency graduates: Simulation, Toxicology, and Ultrasound. Modeled after the wildly successful EM Match Advice for medical students applying to residency, Dr. Mike Gisondi launches and hosts another successful series — the EM Fellowship Match Advice series.
Podcast: Simulation Fellowship
- Teresa Wu, MD (University of Arizona)
- Sharon Griswold, MD MPH (Drexel University)
- Demian Szyld, MD EdM (NYSim)
Recommended simulation resources/events
- Hot Topics in Simulation Education Annual Symposium (October 14, 2015)
- 2nd Annual Symposium for Fellows in Healthcare Simulation (April 11, 2016)
- Simulacion de Sur a Norte Podcast
- Stern S. Fellowship training: a necessity in today’s academic world. Acad Emerg Med. 2002 Jul;9(7):713-6. PubMed PMID: 12093713. [Free PDF]
Podcast: Medical Toxicology Fellowship
- Binh Ly, MD (UC San Diego)
- Christopher Hoyte, MD (Denver)
- Robert Hendrickson, MD (OHSU)
Podcast: Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship
- J Christian Fox, MD (University of California, Irvine)
- Jeremy Boyd, MD (Vanderbilt University)
- Emergency Ultrasound Fellowships
- American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
- Ultrasound Podcast
- Sonospot blog
Listen to all the episodes of the EM Match Advice Series
Yesterday the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) opened its digital doors to medical students applying to ACGME residency programs. So we thought it was a perfect time to host another EM Match Advice Series installment. This time, we focus on the challenges that the non-LCME applicant encounters throughout the ACGME application process. These applicants include:
- Students from osteopathic medical schools
- Students from non-U.S. medical schools
- Applicants who have been in the military service and are returning for residency training
- Residents who want to transfer in from another specialty training program.
A new season is upon us again — the 2016 EM residency match season! This EM Match Advice video has program directors reflecting back on the 2015 match year, lessons learned, and advice for the 2016 applicants. Watch, learn, digest, and send us some comments.
Dr. Michael Gisondi has recruited another all-star cast of residency program leaders around the United States to share their sage wisdom about the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS). This centralized process to coordinate visiting clerkship rotations first began in 2008 and now almost all medical schools participate. Because anecdotally the VSAS application process has been challenging, we gathered some experts to share their insights in a podcast.
With interview season now in full swing this winter season, we gathered a few more of our favorite program directors to discuss the hot topic of making the post-interview communication etiquette. We feature Dr. Jim Colletti (Mayo Clinic), Dr. Jessica Smith (Brown University), and Dr. Jeff Schneider (Boston Medical Center). Thanks again to Dr. Mike Gisondi (Northwestern) for spearheading this innovative and helpful EM Match Advice series for medical students.
With interview season rapidly approaching in a few months (Nov-Feb), we gathered a few more of our favorite program directors to discuss the hot topic of making the rank order list. We feature Dr. Colleen Roche (George Washington), Dr. Jonathan Davis (Georgetown), and Dr. Brian Stettler (Univ of Cincinnati). Thanks again to Dr. Mike Gisondi (Northwestern) for spearheading this innovative and helpful EM Match Advice series for medical students.