As promised in our April post, the ultimate guide to advising and applying in emergency medicine is here: the EMRA and CORD Student Advising Guide: An Evidence-Based Approach to Matching in EM(or go here for web-based version).
Aimed at students but an important resource for faculty and advisors as well, the guide addresses the problem of over-application as well as the burden that applying places on students and faculty, focusing on helping candidates “apply smarter, not harder.” Heavily researched chapters covering each stage of the application process—from choosing EM through building an ERAS application and shaping a rank list—bring a calming dose of order and practicality to the undertaking.
Of particular interest at this time of year are the evidence-based sections on determining competitiveness (for framing a well-targeted application strategy) and the chapters on finding the right fit, interview season logisticsand making the most of interview day.
Edited by Zachary Jarou (@zachjarou) with Emily Hillman, Adam Kellogg (@AdamKellogg_EM), Lucienne Lutfy-Clayton, Alexis Pelletier-Bui (@PelletierBui) and Jamie Shandro (@jamie_shandro), book-mark it as a year-round resource for students and advisors alike.
Author: Shannon Moffett, MD @BrickCityEM; Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Director of Undergraduate Medical Education for the Department of Emergency Medicine at University Hospital–Newark, on behalf of the CORD Advising Students Committee in Emergency Medicine (ASC-EM)