How do you match emergency medicine residency?

How do I choose my emergency medicine residency?

We found that when selecting an EM residency, applicants value how happy the residents seem, the personality of the program, the enthusiasm of the faculty, geographic location, and the interview-day experience.

Is it hard to get into emergency medicine residency?

It won’t be as easy as being an MD but I wouldn’t say it’s hard. Although EM is becoming more and more competitive for both MD and DOs there are still lots of community EM programs that would be happy to take in “average” candidates. There is a map on EMRA where you can filter out residencies by percentage of DO grads.

How many interviews does it take to match into emergency medicine?

Generally speaking, data has shown that interviewing at 12 programs will give you a 99% match rate. Realistically you will struggle to complete more than 12 interviews and there is a quickly diminishing return after 10 interviews. There is generally no benefit to “hoarding” more than 12 interviews.

What Step 1 score do you need for emergency medicine?

What is a good score on USMLE Step 1 for applying to EM?

  • Marginal Competitiveness: < 200.
  • Less Competitive: 200–219.
  • Competitive: 220–239.
  • Very Competitive: > 240.
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What are the best emergency medicine residency programs?

What are the best emergency medicine residencies in the country?

  • USC / LA County – Keck School.
  • Denver Health Medical Center.
  • University of Cincinnati.
  • Carolinas Medical Center.
  • LA County – Harbor – UCLA.
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
  • Indiana University School of Medicine.
  • Alameda County (Highland Hospital)

Why emergency medicine is the best specialty?

It provides great satisfaction due to its diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. The ED is often the only place to which a patient or family can turn, and the EP’s actions can have a major impact on patients and families. A career in EM can fulfill the ideals that drew many of us into medicine.

Is emergency medicine a competitive residency?

Emergency medicine is a moderately competitive specialty. In working with residency applicants and examining Match data, we have seen the popularity of emergency medicine as a career increase in recent years.

Is emergency medicine do friendly?

EM has historically been a “DO-friendly” specialty and there’s no reason to think that will change after the implementation of single accreditation – even if it means a little extra planning, research, and some additional sweat on our end.

When should I expect my emergency medicine interview?

Most of the self-identified “county” EM residencies participate, as do many other EM programs for whom this date makes sense. This year it is reasonable to expect that the majority of the first wave of interview offers will go out around November 2.

How many interviews are enough for residency?

You want to go on at least 8-10 interviews. You can consider canceling some interviews if you have more than 8-10 scheduled. We recommend that you discuss this with your DOM advisor. Try to give programs as much lead time as possible so someone else can have the interview spot.

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Can I match with just one interview?

Remember even if you have a single interview you have an equal chance of a Match. (for such candidates we highly recommend they hone their interview skills and to be extensively prepared to be successful in the match). ​So don’t Panic and keep going.