Medical Student Symposium

Event Description

This Medical Student Symposium serves as an overview of emergency medicine (EM) and the application and match process for applicants of allopathic, osteopathic, international and military backgrounds. In this day-long session, thought leaders in the specialty discuss the process of applying for an EM residency position. The session includes specific discussions about clerkships, away rotations, personal statements, the match process, and interviews. Ample time is provided  for questions and discussions during a lunch with EM program directors and clerkship directors. (RAMS Sponsored)

The SAEM Residency & Fellowship Fair immediately follows this symposium and is part of the registration fee for this session.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate whether emergency medicine is the right career choice for them
  • Explore training and practice options within the specialty of emergency medicine
  • Illustrate the process of the national residency match program (NRMP)
  • Identify key strategies for a successful interview


Nicholas E. Kman, MD
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

W. Gannon Sungar, DO
Denver Health Medical Center

Michael A. Gisondi, MD
Stanford University

Ryan Pedigo, MD, MHPE
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Sharon Bord, MD
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Seth Trueger, MD, MPH
Northwestern University / JAMA Network Open

Mary McHugh, MD
University of Texas Southwestern

Alexandra Mannix, MD
University of Florida

Melissa E. Parsons, MD
UF Health

Cynthia Price, MD
University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Daniel J. Egan, MD
Mass General Brigham

Nicole M. Dubosh, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Sanjey Gupta, MD, MBA
Northwell Health

Dara Kass, MD
Columbia University

Joseph B. House, MD
University of Michigan

Tom Morrissey, MD
University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville

Kim Askew, MD
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

Doug Franzen, MD, MEd
University of Washington

Luan Lawson, MD, MAEd
Virginia Commonwealth University

David C. Gordon
Duke University School of Medicine

David A. Wald, DO
Temple University, Lewis Katz School of Medicine

Katherine M. Hiller, MD, MPH
Indiana University School of Medicine, Bloomington

Douglas S. Ander
Emory University School of Medicine

Megan Henn, MD
Emory University School of Medicine

Jennifer Kaminsky, MD
Staten Island University Hospital/Northwell Health

Amy Cutright, MD
University of Nebraska Medical Center



8:00 AM - 8:10 AM  Introduction

8:10 AM - 8:50 AM  The Emergency Medicine Match

8:50 AM - 9:10 AM  Navigating VSAS & Away Rotations

9:10 AM - 9:30 AM  How to Succeed on Your EM Clerkship

9:30 AM - 9:40 AM  Break

9:40AM - 10:10 AM  SLOE Your Roll (Basics & Types of SLOEs)

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM  Social Media Pearls and Pitfalls

10:30 AM - 11:10 AM  Lessons Learned from a Virtual Match

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM  How to Master the Personal Statement

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM  Networking Lunch

12:30 PM - 12:50 PM  Taming ERAS

12:50 PM - 1:10 PM  Interviews 101

1:10 PM - 1:30 PM  How to Find a Mentor

1:30 PM - 1:40 PM  Break

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM  Career Options Panel

2:20 PM - 2:40 PM  Zooming Your Way Through the Virtual Interview

2:40 PM - 2:50 PM  Wrap Up and Q&A

Event Information

May 12, 2022 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Central Daylight Time)