Category Archives: Application Tips

EP40. EMRA Match

Sifting through hundreds of residency programs and deciding which ones to apply to can be a long, painful process.  If only there was an easily searchable and filterable directory of EM residency programs, free from commercial bias, that could be accessed from anywhere… oh wait there is!

EMRA Match is a beautifully designed, easy to use, powerful tool that lets you compare programs and find out what really matters to you.  For more details, check out our interview below with Dr. Zach Jarou and Dr. Adam Kellogg from the EMRA Match Task Force.

EP37. Am I Competitive?

Some EM Studs have written in and asked, am I competitive? In this episode, we respond along with some help from Dr. Kevin King, CD at UT Health San Antonio and member of the CDEM/CORD Student Advising Task Force.

For more information from the CORD SATF on how to apply to EM, check out our previous post here.

EP29. Application Yellow Flags

Do you have a Step 1 or Step 2 score that’s below your peers? Or perhaps you didn’t do so well on a 3rd year rotation, or had to take some time off in the middle of medical school? We consider these things yellow flags–not absolute deal breakers, but parts of your application that may stick out and require some explanation during an interview.

To gather some insight on how best to address these yellow flags, we’re joined by Drs. Sameer Desai (@sameermd1) and Jonathan Bronner (@Bronski_EM) from the University of Kentucky. For more information about their residency program, visit wildcatem.com.

EP27. Four Letter Words: ERAS

Only a few more days until ERAS application submissions begin! Make sure you review everything with a fine-tooth comb, cross all your i’s and dot all your t’s dot all your i’s and cross all your t’s. Your application needs to be accurate, complete, and professional. After all, it’s a representation of YOU!

For an overview of the process as well as some tips for success, we turned to Dr. Chris Woleben, Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, VA.

EP25. Let’s Get Personal About Personal Statements

As I walked through the ED, the sight of an elderly woman clutching her chest suddenly gripped me with the insatiable need to cure all of mankind from heart disease once and for all…

No, that’s not it.

It was 4 am, and I was asleep in the call room with an endotracheal tube tucked beneath my pillow, ready to be inserted between the cords of hope and despair…

Hmm… that’s not quite right either.

Are you still stuck writing your personal statement? Not sure if it’s the right length, has the right content, or conveys the right overall message? Tune in to our latest episode on how to right write a solid personal statement.