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  • Clinical Informatics

    Dec 12, 2018, 09:41 AM by Nick Olah
    New Series: What I Want To Be When I Grow Up Being an emergency physician isn’t always just about working shifts in the ED. For some, it’s about exploring new niches and specializing in areas outside of the conventional clinical realm. To kick off our new series, we invited Dr. Kyle Marshall, clinical informatics fellow at Geisinger Health System, to clue us in on what it means to be an informatician.
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  • Nail the Interview

    Dec 12, 2018, 09:41 AM by Nick Olah
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  • Application Yellow Flags

    Dec 12, 2018, 09:41 AM by Nick Olah
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  • Backstories

    Dec 12, 2018, 09:41 AM by Nick Olah
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  • Four Letter Words: ERAS

    Dec 12, 2018, 09:41 AM by Nick Olah
    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. For more information, check out the AAMC’s Applying to Residencies with ERAS website.
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  • AAMC Standardized Video Interview

    Dec 12, 2018, 09:41 AM by Nick Olah
    Word on the street is that the AAMC is piloting a brand new video interview process. So how will that affect your application, interview offers, and overall match success?? [Cue panic…] Actually, it won’t. This is a voluntary research project designed to see if video interviews might be helpful in the future. According to the AAMC, In an effort to improve the transition to residency process, the AAMC has developed the Standardized Video Interview as an innovative tool to enable applicants to share a more holistic picture of themselves, beyond academic metrics, to add breadth and depth to their application, as well as to provide residency program directors with additional information to assess applicants. The pilot use of this tool is being conducted as a research study, designed to test the potential of this tool as an addition to the other tools currently available to applicants and program directors during the residency selection process. From June 27 – August 30, applicants to ACGME-accredited emergency medicine residency programs who volunteer for the study will be asked to respond to six questions on two ACGME competencies: professionalism, and interpersonal and communication skills. Although the interviews will be rated and scored, the information will be used for research-purposes only. Neither videos nor scores will be shared with residency programs. Residency programs will not know if an applicant has participated in the study. At the conclusion of the interview, applicants will be asked to complete a short survey. If you’re still intrigued/paranoid after reading the paragraph above, listen to our latest podcast episode, featuring an interview with the executive vice president of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Dr. Atul Grover. More information is also available on the AAMC’s SVI Research Study website including FAQ.
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  • Personal Statements

    Dec 12, 2018, 09:41 AM by Nick Olah
    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.
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  • Away Rotations

    Dec 12, 2018, 09:41 AM by Nick Olah
    Away rotations are on everyone’s mind lately, but how many should you do to be competitive? Dr. Kevin King at UT San Antonio and Dr. Dara Kass at NYU share their thoughts on just how many away rotations you need, really.
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  • Applying to EM

    Dec 12, 2018, 09:41 AM by Nick Olah
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  • Match Analysis

    Dec 12, 2018, 09:41 AM by Nick Olah
    Breakdown of the recent Match with Dr. Mike Van Meter, Clerkship Director at the University of Texas at Houston. (Tables and figures referred to in the podcast below)
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  • Four Letter Words: SLOE

    Dec 12, 2018, 09:41 AM by Nick Olah
    By now, you’ve probably heard of the term “SLOE,” and perhaps you’ve even been told how critical it is to your residency application. So what is a SLOE, exactly? To help us explain all things SLOE-related, we turned to Dr. Sarah Ronan, Assistant Residency Director at the University of Cincinnati.
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  • How To Run Third Year Like A Boss (Part 2)

    Dec 12, 2018, 09:41 AM by Nick Olah
    Part two of How To Run Third Year Like A Boss!
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  • Match Madness!

    Dec 12, 2018, 09:41 AM by Nick Olah
    March Madness may still be in full swing, but the long wait for the match results finally came to an end just a few days ago. To hear first-hand what Match Day was like, check out our special report, recorded live at VCU’s Match Day Celebration on March 18, 2016.
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  • Four Letter Words: VSAS

    Dec 12, 2018, 09:41 AM by Nick Olah
    In this episode, we discuss some of the ins and outs of applying to away EM rotations using the Visiting Student Application Service.
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  • Same name, new look and new cohost!

    Dec 12, 2018, 09:41 AM by Nick Olah
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  • How to Run Third Year Like a Boss

    Dec 12, 2018, 09:41 AM by Nick Olah
    Also new this month is Part 1 of our remixed CDEMstudent podcast episode, How To Run Third Year Like A Boss, featuring some of the best and brightest third-year medical students we could find. Part 2 coming soon!
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  • Suit and Tie

    Dec 9, 2018, 22:21 PM by Kat Nagasawa
    In this episode, Dr. Cristie Columbus from Texas A&M shares advanced interviewing tips on everything from attire and etiquette to nonverbal communication and thank you notes.
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