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Emergency medicine focuses on the immediate decision making and action necessary to prevent death or any further disability both in the pre-hospital setting by directing emergency medical technicians and in the emergency department. The emergency physician provides immediate recognition, evaluation, care, stabilization, and disposition of a generally diversified population of adult and pediatric patients in response to acute illness and injury. A high-pressure, fast-paced, and diverse specialty, emergency medicine requires a broad base of medical knowledge and a variety of well-honed clinical and technical skills. The practice is primarily hospital emergency department-based, but with extensive pre-hospital responsibilities for emergency medical systems. The care provided by the emergency physician is episodic in nature and involves a full spectrum of physical and behavioral conditions. – The American Board of Medical Specialties

NRMP Match Information

Charting Outcome in the Match 2020 (Emergency Medicine on page 54)

Program Director Survey 2020 (Emergency Medicine on page 30)

Residency Training

Duration of Training: 3-4 years

Numbers of program nationally: 167

Overall competitiveness of the specialty: Med

Medical Student Interest Group

Emergency Medicine Student Interest Group 

General Resources

CORD EM - Medical Student Resources

CORD 2019 Medical Student Resource List

Emergency Medicine Applicants FAQ

Emergency Medicine Residents' Association (EMRA)

EMRA Advising Resources

EM Advisor Blog

EM Clerkship Resources

Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine Curriculum

The 3-Minute Emergency Medicine Medical Student Presentation

Effective Consultation - EM (Video)

Presenting in the ER (Video)

Emergency Medicine Procedural Video Resources

An intern's perspective: Doing well on your EM clerkship

8 tips on How to Succeed in Your EM Sub-Internship

The EM Clerkship Guide

Application Process/Match Resources

Guide for At-Risk Applicants

Residency Interview Guide

SAEM Residency Directory

Sample EM Personal Statements

Emergency Medicine Applying Guide

EM Match Advice Blog

EM Match Advice: The Standardized Video Interview

EM Match Advice: VSAS 101 - Securing an away EM rotation

AAMC: About the SVI

Transition to Residency


Core EM

EM Basic

EM Clerkship

U of U Student Match Information