Medical Student Resources



SAEM's Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM) and EMRA released a new training video for medical students that demonstrates how to tell a compelling story when presenting a patients case. The video offers handy dos and donts that will help medical students understand how best to efficiently and effectively communicate in the ED. Click on the photo above and then play.

The video was designed to illustrate the principles outlined in "The 3-minute emergency medicine medical student presentation: a variation on a theme" by Davenport, Honigman, and Druck (Acad Emerg Med, 2008).

"Oral presentations are a critical element in the communication of medical knowledge between students and faculty, but in most locations, the amount of time spent on teaching the oral presentation is minimal. Furthermore, the standard oral presentation does not work well within the emergency medicine (EM) setting, due to time constraints and the different principles that make EM a unique specialty."


General Resources

The EMRA Medical Student Survival Guide
The EM Advisor Blog
General Advice to EM Students from CDEM

The Residency Application Process

The SAEM Residency Directory

Provides detailed information on each of the residency programs approved by the ACGME

The AMA FREIDA Database

Provides some useful supplemental information

The NMRP Match Statistics

Published annually by the National Resident Matching Program.

The ALiEM EM Match Advice

Page is curated by the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALieM) team and contains information and advice from residency directors and medical education experts on everything from residency interviews to Match statistics.

The Residency Interview

Dr. Jamie Collings provides an insiders perspective on how to prepare for a residency interview and the criteria that residency directors use to evaluate you.


Clerkships & Away Rotations

The SAEM Clerkship Directory

Features up-to-date, detailed information about each Emergency Medicine (EM) medical student clerkship rotation in the United States.

Underrepresented Minority (URM) Student Scholarships for Away RotationsListing of emergency medicine clerkships that offer visiting scholarships for URM students.
The VSAS Directory

The gateway to the common application for schools that participate in the AAMC Visiting Student Application Service in the United States.

The SAEM Clerkship Primer

Provides general advice for EM Clerkships.

The CDEM Curriculum

Authored by the SAEM Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM). It offers a vast array of resources for MS3s, MS4s, and those interested in Pediatric EM to help you succeed in diagnosis, patient presentation, and professionalism during clerkships.

How to Obtain a Great SLORDr. Adam Kellogg gives an insiders perspective on the criteria that clerkship directors use while writing a letter of recommendation.
How to Shine and Get the Most from Your EM Clerkship

From the SAEM Medical Student Symposium

When and Where to Do an EM Rotation Dr. Adrienne Birnbaum and Dr. Wallace Carter explains in great detail how to select an away rotation.


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