For students in the 2017 ACGME match your certified Rank List is due at 9 am on February 22. There are lots of great resources to help you figure out how to put this together. In this post we are going to connect you with a couple of those:
The EM Advisor comprehensive guide to creating your “perfect” Rank List. This was updated last year by Tony Zhang, an Emergency Medicine Resident and member of the CORD Student Advising Task Force. Written by someone who recently went through this process and with recommendations supported by data and expert opinion of a group committed to increasing transparency in the match process and the quality of advising. A version of this guide is part of the CORD SATF Applying Guide to Emergency Medicine.
EMRA just published something with a similar goal: Creating the Perfect Rank Order List: Real Advice from Current EM Residents. They used a different format to develop their recommendations, sending a survey to residents training in Emergency Medicine and drawing themes from those responses. They do a nice job showing the variety of different viewpoints and approaches that can be taken in creating a Rank List. Definitely worth a read.
Creating your Rank List is your final anxiety-inducing task of your year long application process. Once you get this done you can sit back and relax.
Best of luck!