Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!... and on to the 2018 Match...

The 2017 Match is just a couple months away.  This post is for those planning to apply for Emergency Medicine in the 2018 Match. 

Like everything else in EM, advanced planning is the key to success in the Match. This post is the updated guide to the resources on this blog.

Throughout the year various authors contribute "Posts" that appear in reverse chronological order on the landing page.  Standard blog set-up.  

Down the right hand side of the web-page you will find a "Featured Post", a topic that we want to keep at the top even as other posts come up.  

Below that is a collection of static "Pages". These cover a variety of topics pertinent to the different stages of your application and contain general advice.  These are updated periodically to reflect changes in the Application and Match process. 
The most frequently viewed are:

Below the "Pages" are the collection of "Labels" - all the Posts on the site sorted by topic.  The most useful are linked across the top of the web-page, just below the header. These can help you find more on a specific topic.


The advice you find on this blog is not one-size-fits-all. We try to reflect the consensus opinions of the membership of Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM) and the Council of Residency Directors (CORD)but we do not speak for them. Nor does their membership always agree. When something is controversial, we try to address that controversy. We believe we are a source of sound, balanced, and accurate advice on becoming an emergency physician in the United States. We also have no doubt that you will find different opinions elsewhere. 

To help you sort through all of the differing opinions you may find, you need the guidance of a local EM advisor, in addition to your Dean. You need someone who knows the EM application process and can help you navigate issues specific to students from your school and region. If you cannot find anyone, or you need advice from a different region you can find help from residents who just went through this process provided by the EMRA mentorship program

Adam Kellogg is an Associate Residency Director and a previous Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director.  He is the past-chair of the CORD EM Student Advising Task Force and a member of the SAEM Resident and Student Advisory Committee. He has written for EM Resident about Diagnosing the Match