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EM Match Advice: COVID-19 and the 2020-21 Residency Application Season

em match advice covid-19 residency applicationWith so much appropriate attention focused on getting frontline emergency providers with personal protective equipment in the COVID-19 era, one major overshadowed storyline is the uncertainty of the 2020-21 interview season for medical students applying into Emergency Medicine (EM). COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in the entire application season not only for medical students, but also medical schools, residency programs, and hospitals. The downstream effects of potentially canceling visiting (away) EM rotations and possibly even home EM rotations in the near term are dizzying. How does one obtain enough letters of recommendation? Should I even apply for visiting EM rotations? Fortunately, an experienced panel of EM program directors joins Dr. Michael Gisondi (Stanford) and Dr. Michelle Lin (UCSF) in discussing the thought processes, ongoing nuanced discussions, early available resources, and general mindset for the 2020-11 season.

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By |2020-04-20T19:46:54-07:00Apr 4, 2020|COVID19, EM Match Advice, Podcasts|

EM Fellowship Match Advice: Medical Education Fellowship

EM match advice medical education fellowshipOne of the more popular fellowships in Emergency Medicine (EM) is the Medical Education Fellowship. These fellowships come in 1- and 2-year formats and some also come with an advanced degree. What do typical medical education and medical education scholarship fellowships typically entail? What are the logistics and timing when you decide to apply? Hosted by Dr. Michael Gisondi (Stanford) and Dr. Michelle Lin (UCSF), this podcast with 3 esteemed fellowship directors help provide some much-needed guidance.

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By |2020-04-20T19:47:05-07:00Feb 28, 2020|EM Match Advice, Podcasts|

EM Match Advice: Deep Dive into the SLOE

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A high-stakes component in a medical student’s application for an emergency medicine (EM) residency is the Standard Letter of Evaluation, or SLOE. This is a standardized templated letter, written by an group (e.g. department) or faculty from an EM-residency program. This episode of EM Match Advice gives a behind-the-scenes peek into what letter writers are thinking and a deeper dive into the mechanics of the SLOE.

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By |2020-04-20T19:46:55-07:00Dec 6, 2019|EM Match Advice, Podcasts|

EM Match Advice: Program Directors Reflect on the 2019 Residency Match

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The National Residency Matching Program® (NRMP) annually publishes data for the Residency Match. In this EM Match Advice episode, program directors reflect on the 2019 data for EM [PDF]. How competitive was emergency medicine (EM), especially given the transition period of having a single-accreditation system? Because it seems that EM remains modestly competitive, how many programs should one apply to and interview at? The below table outlines the data trends for 2011-2019.

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By |2020-04-20T19:46:55-07:00Aug 18, 2019|EM Match Advice, Podcasts|

EM Match Advice: Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Training

Under-represented minorities (URM) in medicine continues to be a problem that many programs, especially in emergency medicine, are addressing head on with intentional, proactive strategies. Diversity matters. This EM Match Advice episode discusses how 3 different residency programs are championing for better representation through a variety of strategies.

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By |2020-04-20T19:46:56-07:00Mar 1, 2019|EM Match Advice, Podcasts|

SAEM Research Learning Series Podcast: Common IRB Pitfalls

IRB pitfallsThis installment of the SAEM Research Learning Series, co-hosts Dr. Mary Haas and Dr. Nate Haas interview Dr. James Paxton, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Chairman of the IRB at the Wayne State School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. The topic of this podcast focuses common IRB application pitfalls that Dr. Paxton sees from his vantage point.

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By |2020-04-20T19:37:33-07:00Dec 5, 2018|Podcasts, Research|