Medical Student Symposium

Thursday, May 16, 2019
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Medical Student Symposium Agenda


The Medical Student Symposium will serve as an overview of emergency medicine (EM) career choice and 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. The SAEM Residency & Fellowship Fair (which showcases many of the EM programs in the country) will immediately follow the Medical Student Symposium and is part of the registration fee for that session.


  • Determine if emergency medicine is the right career choice.
  • Explore the training and practice options within the specialty of emergency medicine.
  • Illustrate the process of the national residency match program.
  • Discuss how to create the best application for success in the match. 
  • Highlight key components of a successful personal statement.
  • Review the strategies to excel in EM rotations and how to complete and Away rotation.
  • Be able to identify key strategies to have successful interview, including details about the Standardized Video Interview.


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