Medical Student Symposium

This symposium on Thursday, May 18, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will serve 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 will discuss the process of applying for an EM residency position. There will be specific discussions about clerkships, away rotations, personal statements, the match process, and interviews. There will also be ample time for questions and discussions during a lunch with EM program directors and clerkship directors.

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Learning Objectives

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

Agenda Highlights

  • Recent NRMP Match in EM
  • Away Rotations
  • Succeeding in Your EM Clerkship
  • SLOEs
  • Research Opportunities
  • Preference Signaling
  • Residency Interviews


Renee King, MD, MPH
University of Colorado

Joseph B. House, MD
University of Michigan

Hamza Ijaz, MD
University of Cincinnati

Deborah B. Diercks, MD, MPH
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Layne Dylla, MD, PhD (she/her/hers)
University of Colorado

Michael A. Gisondi, MD
Stanford University

Katherine M. Hiller, MD, MPH
Indiana University

Ryan Pedigo, MD, MHPE (he/him/his)
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Daniel J. Egan, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Sharon Bord, MD (she/her/hers)
Johns Hopkins University

Lauren M. Westafer, DO, MPH, MS
University of Massachusetts

Mary McHugh, MD
University of Texas Southwestern

Melissa E. Parsons, MD (she/her/hers)
University of Florida

Doug Franzen, MD (he/him/his)
University of Washington

Cynthia Price, MD
University of Connecticut

Event Information

May 18, 2023 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Central Daylight Time)