Emergency Medicine Club (EM) at LECOM at Seton Hill was designed to focus on students with an interest in Emergency Medicine and EMS. Throughout the year EM Club offers EKG workshops to develop 12 lead reading skills. There are also various other workshops featured throughout the year including an ultrasound workshop, meetings with EM residency directors and skills review sessions. In the fall semester the group has taken a weekend trip to Eastern PA for a wilderness medicine simulation with camping.
Join EMRA: Among many other helpful tools, EMRA will provide a resident mentor to medical students who are interested in EM.
Career Counseling Guides
What to Look for in an EM Residency: This is a good summary page of what to look for in a program, published by the EM residency at Denver Health.
EMRA Interactive Map of US EM Residencies: A truly extensive and interactive map which gives you geographic and applicant profile information for every EM residency program in the US.
Apply smart in emergency medicine: New data to consider: A summary article describing the point of diminishing returns for EM residency applicants. This gives insight into the question: How many residency applications should I do?
- Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors Guides
- EM Applying Guide
- The Osteopathic Emergency Medicine Applying Guide
- The Military Emergency Medicine Applying Guide
- The Couples Match Emergency Medicine Applying Guide
- The International Medicine Graduate (IMG) Emergency Medicine Applying Guide
- The “At-Risk” Applicants’ Emergency Medicine Application Guide
- The Emergency Medicine Re-Applicant Applying Guide
- Yearly Planners
- Medical Student Planner
- The Osteopathic Emergency Medicine Student Planner
- The Couples Match Emergency Medicine Student Planner
- The International Medicine Graduate (IMG) Emergency Medicine Student Planner
- The Military Air Force Emergency Medicine Student Planner
- The Military Army Emergency Medicine Student Planner
- The Military Navy Emergency Medicine Student Planner
EM Advisor: Written by Associate Residency Program Director Adam Kellogg MD and UMass Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Lucienne Lufty-Clayton MD, both at Baystate Medical Center, this blog has well-researched and evidence-based articles that cover basically everything you could ever want to know about getting a residency in EM.
Extra Training Opportunities
Council of Residency Directors in EM (CORD-EM)
Other Helpful Tools
Swap & Snooze: This is a student-run (by EM residents!), free organization which lets you sleep on another student’s couch/in their spare room when you travel for interviews, etc. This is open to any students, not just those interested in EM. While free, this is a tit-for-tat system: you need to offer to host someone at your place when called upon in order to be able to make your own requests. This is a great way to cut down costs when you go to interview.
VSAS: This is the website that you will likely use to request your audition rotations in EM for your OMS IV year. Many hospitals use this to process their visiting student requests.
Emergency Medicine Chairs: Eric Ni and Marc Shively
Community Outreach: Emma Kelly
NLO: Stephanie Tafakji