The Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM) group is about ready to officially launch the e-Advisor Program!
The e-Advisor program will be replacing the successful but unfortunately retired SAEM Virtual Advisor Program. The first phase of the program is to target medical schools, which do not have a home Emergency Medicine (EM) residency program. Students from such medical schools are traditionally thought to be at a slight disadvantage compared to students from other schools, because they do not have easy access to EM faculty who are intimately involved with the residency application, screening, interview, and rank-listing processes.
Each school will have a team of 2-5 geographically diverse CDEM faculty advisors who will be available to advise students potentially interested in EM. Students can think of them as their own personal "A-Team" (remember that great TV series?). They can help students figure out such questions as:
- How many residency programs should I apply for?
- How competitive am I, given my CV and application?
- Who should I get letters of recommendations from and what's a SLOR?
- How should I plan my 4th year?
- What is interview season like?
- Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX)
- Dartmouth School of Medicine (Hanover, NH)
- Meharry Medical College (Nashville, TN)
- Rush Medical College (Chicago, IL)
- Sanford School of Medicine of Univ of South Dakota (Vermillion, SD)
- Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine (New York, NY)
- Tufts University School of Medicine (Boston, MA)
- University of Miami School of Medicine (Miami, FL)
- University of Missouri School of Medicine (Columbia, MO)
- University of Vermont College of Medicine (Burlington, VT)
Kudos to Dr. Megan Fix (Maine Medical Center), who has been leading the charge to make the CDEM e-Advisor Program a reality.
Questions: Would you like for us to consider your medical school as part of Phase 2 of the e-Advisor program? If so, email me at Michelle.Lin@emergency.ucsf.edu.