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RAMS Roadmaps

The Definitive Guide to Academic Careers in Emergency Medicine for Residents & Students: 1st Edition



Emergency Medicine’s (EM) core is fundamentally rooted in action, personal drive, tenacity, and compassion for those who need assistance regardless of time or place. Wellness has been linked to one’s feeling of purpose in every field, but especially in EM. The objective of RAMS Roadmaps is to support the heart of the emergency physician from their White Coat Ceremony to retirement by giving them the tools to pursue their purpose and enable them to achieve emotional health by staying true to what they want to focus on.  

RAMS Roadmaps is complete with instruction, structure, and a breadth of resources that support the confident steps for everyone on their path toward their purpose.This resource provides guidance to the second-year medical student looking to get into residency for EM, someone looking for timelines and insider advice on advanced training, or even a seasoned attending transitioning to academia.  

The Roadmaps team is here to support and mentor each individual through their course, to be confident in that next step but most of all we hope that you enjoy the journey.

Don't Know Where to Start? Let Us Help!

  1. Select a track on the wheel if you're looking for information about how to succeed in a specific academic track.
  2. Once there, select the topic area you are most interested in.
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Chief Editors

John Hurley with Lucia Derks, MD and Jean Sun Scofi, MD


Mark Courtney, MD; Andrew King, MD and Robert Hockberger, MD


Andrew Golden; Noah Bernhardsson, MD, NRP; Creagh Boulger, MD; Bernard P. Chang, MD, PhD; Katherine Hunold Buck, MD; Daniel N. Jourdan, Anisha Lashkari, Christine Luo MD; Nehal Naik, MD; Adam Nevel, MD, MBA; Zachary Risler, MD; Kaushal Shah, MD; Braden J. Tucker; and Amanda L. Ventura, MD


Suzanne Bentley, MD, MPH; Gabriel Cade, MD; Arlene S. Chung, MD; Christanne Coffey, MD; Earl "Quinn" Cummings, MD; Tacy Cushing, MD; Rebecca Donohoe, MD; Elisabeth Edelstein, MD; Melissa N. Frascogna, MD; Stuart Harris, MD; Hillary Irons, MD; Brendan Milliner, MD; Lara Phillips, MD; Doug Schiller, MD; Dell Simmons, MD; Susanne Spano, MD; Matthew Still, MD; Jason Theiling, MD; Jennifer Yee, DO


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