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Medical student opportunity: SAEM Med Student Symposium

Posted Mar 08 2012 12:00am

The SAEM Medical Student Symposium is coming up on Friday, May 11 in Chicago as a part of the SAEM annual meeting . My friend Dr. Josh Wallenstein (Emory) is organizing the event and it looks to be an amazing line-up.

Here is the info:

The SAEM Medical Student Symposium is a one-stop shop for everything you need to know about planning your future in EM. Our expert faculty includes many well-known program and clerkship directors with decades of student-mentoring experience. Selected sessions include “How to excel in your EM clerkship”, “Finding the best residency program for me”, and “Top 10 mistakes EM applicants make”. Learn how to best prepare your paper application and shine during your interview from faculty who have sorted through thousands of applications and interviewed hundreds of perspective residents. At smaller roundtable discussions we’ll cover more attendee-specific topics such as “Women in EM”, “Guidance for students at international medical schools”, and “Tips and strategies for students in the pre-clinical years”.

At lunch you will be seated with program directors from around the country where you can gain more valuable advice and insight in an informal environment. At the EMRA resident panel in the afternoon you’ll get the inside scoop on EM residency and the application process from current EM residents. The program concludes with the annual residency fair at which individual residency programs are provided space for you to stop by and meet current residents and faculty as well as pick up informational material. Overall its a jam-packed, high-yield EM career and residency-application bootcamp that you don’t want to miss!

Additional practical details from Josh:

  • The Symposium is on Friday, May 11th, starting at 7:45 AM and concluding at 4 PM which leads directly into the residency fair
  • The cost for SAEM medical students members is $100 ($195 non-members), which includes registration to the entire SAEM meeting!
  • While much of the Symposium relates to the residency application and selection process (geared towards rising M4s), 1st and 2nd year students will find it valuable as well.
  • Unfortunately, the conference hotel is very expensive (particularly on a student budget) but there are an abundance of hotels in the area, many of which are more affordable.
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