Advising Resources

Emergency Medicine: The Medical Student Survival Guide, 3rd Edition

Published: October, 2015

Some of the most well-known names in emergency medicine have teamed up with bright young stars and leaders in the field to present a concise, thoughtful approach to the final years of medical school, the Match process for emergency medicine, and beyond. Anyone considering a career as an emergency physician should begin their journey with this insightful book.

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EM Advisor Blog

Adam Kellogg, MD and Lucienne Lutfy-Clayton, MD
Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine

This site is maintained by two associate EM residency program directors who have both formerly served as clerkship directors and currently serve on CORD's Medical Student Advising Task Force.

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CORD Advising Students Committee in Emergency Medicine

The Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine's (CORD) Advising Students Committee in Emergency Medicine (ASC-EM), formerly known as the CORD Student Advising Task Force (SATF), seeks to provide evidence-based advising recommendations for general applicants to emergency medicine residency programs, as well as students from special populations, including osteopaths, IMGs, military students, re-applicants, couples matches, and more!

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Academic Life in Emergency Medicine: EM Match Advice

This series of Google Hangout videos, created and expertly facilitated by Dr. Michael Gisondi (@MikeGisondi) from Northwestern, features amazing panels of program directors from around the country, who have kindly volunteered their time to share their insights and expertise. In these videos, you get a sense of each panelist’s personalities while they provide behind-the-scenes advice and stories; a unique must-see for medical students interested in and applying into Emergency Medicine (EM). Keep a look out for more videos in the future!

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Advice for Emergency Medicine Applicants

David T. Overton, MD, MBA, FACEP
Western Michigan University School of Medicine

"This article is not intended only for applicants to my own program, but to anyone anticipating the emergency medicine application process. It may prove especially useful to students from schools without their own emergency medicine program or those who wish to obtain a second opinion about a specific topic."

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What to Look for in an Emergency Medicine Residency

Lee W. Shockley, MD, FACEP
Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine

An excellent outline of what to look for in a residency and what questions you should ask before deciding on a program.

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Your Roadmap to Residency

Charting Outcomes in the Match

The National Residency Match Program (NRMP) provides data, research, and survey reports.

  • Data reports contain statistical tables and graphs for a number of different data points.
  • Research reports analyzy trends and how applicant qualifications affect match success.
  • Survey reports present the results of selected items from the NRMP applicant survey.
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