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Session 32: Zoom & Virtual Interviews
Host: Daniel Egan, MD, FACEP
Are we tired of zoom yet? Get ready for more on-screen time during the upcoming virtual interview season. How do we do this? Are there best practices? What are the risks? Let's talk through some strategies to succeed and pitfalls to avoid.
Session 31: Dragons, Buddha, and the art of managing up
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Host: Richard Hamilton MD, FAAEM, FACMT, FACEP
Dragons, Buddha, and the art of managing up: In which we co-opt Zen Buddhism principles only well enough to understand Dragons (aka our bosses) and the role they play in our lives.
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Latest Blog Posts
April 13, 2020
Approaching July: Prepping Advisees for Internship
Congratulations – your advisees matched! After the well-deserved celebration and sighs of relief, both of you realize that there is still another mentorship question to answer: now what? This question has never been harder to answer than in the spring of 2020.
March 13, 2020
Consensus Statement Regarding SLOEs and Away Rotations
for the 2020-2021 application cycle, from CORD’s Advising Students Committee in Emergency Medicine (ASC-EM)
With the unpredictable future of COVID 19, we are aware that institutions have begun altering the clinical experience for students, and instituting bans on travel for both their faculty and students. Several institutions have already decided not to accept any visiting students for clerkship rotations, and it is likely that others will prohibit their own students from traveling to complete away rotations.
March 10, 2020
ADVISING UP! a guide for Deans counseling EM-bound students
ONE of the trickiest tasks in advising EM-bound medical students is coordinating and contextualizing the information they get–from word of mouth, the internet, and other advisors. To help solidify the message and lay a clear, evidence-based foundation for conversations between EM advisors and the medical school-wide advising teams, ASC-EM has put together the Advising UP! guide, meant for distribution to deans and other non-EM advisors.
February 10, 2020
Preparing For the Worst: No-Match Monday
No one wants it to happen. But it will, eventually, if you advise long enough: one of your advisees won’t match. The best protection against that eventuality is solid, realistic advising and a good back-up plan. But if prevention fails, the candidate will need great advising more than ever. Which makes now, just a few weeks before the match, the time to carefully read over ASC-EM’s brand-new evidence-based NO MATCH MONDAY EMERGENCY MEDICINE ADVISING GUIDE, found below or downloadable here. Here’s hoping you won’t need it this year.
January 3, 2020
Hello World! the fledgling EM-bound student
Some students arrived to med-school EM-bound and haven’t wavered. Others are still vacillating between EM and one or two (or three or five) other specialties. Either way, at this time of year third-year medical students are awakening to the need to actually declare their specialty soon, and desperate for info to ensure success or hone the list of possible specialties.