Interested in a career in Emergency Medicine? This page contains EM related career information to help guide you. We have Faculty Career Advisors ready to guide you in this process starting in January of your 3rd year. Contact Alexis Rush with any questions at any point in your med school career, and in January of your 3rd year to be connected with an advisor.
- Applicant Timeline
- Assessing the number of programs in EM to apply to
- Personal Statement Pearls
- Personal Statement Worksheet
- UW School of Medicine Residency Application Page
EM Organizations to consider joining
- UW Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) *
- Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)
- American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
- Emergency Medicine Residents Association (EMRA) EMRA is the residency branch of ACEP
- American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM)
- AAEM Residency Association (AAEMRSA)
* strongly recommended
- To be supported by our Department in EM, and receive a Department SLOE, you must rotate at HMC/UWMC (MED EM 606).
- If you are considering EM, it is advisable to take your required EM clerkship early, so you will have time to plan out your application in EM, or if it's not the specialty for you, find something else. It is ideal timing to rotate at HMC/UWMC in the Spring/Summer of your 3rd year.
- We strongly recommend that you do a sub-I away clerkship in EM, preferably at a site you would like to attend for residency. This is a valuable way for you to get to know the program, and an opportunity for you to impress them during the 4 week clerkship. Your UW MED EM 606 rotation must be taken before your away rotation. You will receive an additional SLOE from your away site.