RAMS Roadmaps

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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 Residents and Medical Students (RAMS) Roadmaps is to support the heart of the emergency physician 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!

Are you just getting started in academic emergency medicine? Begin at Foundations of Academic EM, which takes you step-by-step through your career beginning with Medical Student and ending with Attendee.

Are you already established within academic emergency medicine? Begin your journey through Roadmaps below. 

Click on the topic area that most interests you. 
Click on whichever career stage fits you best and get taken directly to content specifically written for you!


Read the content specifically written for your career stage! And feel free to flip to other stages that are still to come!


Be sure to flip to the Resources section – located in each topic packet – for a comprehensive list of organizations and literature that helped put the information together, and may assist you more.


Chief Editors

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


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


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


Suzanne Bentley, MD, MPH; Creagh Boulger, MD; 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; Zachary Risler, MD; Doug Schiller, MD; Dell Simmons, MD; Susanne Spano, MD; Matthew Still, MD; Jason Theiling, MD; Jennifer Yee, DO