Congratulations! If you’re reading this you’ve probably matriculated into medical school and are trying to figure out which specialty might appeal to you.
If you’re considering emergency medicine, you’re in good company. Emergency medicine is a fast growing field that encompasses a wide variety of patients from all backgrounds and with a variety of pathologies.
We’ve created a roadmap to help guide students through the nuances of matching into an emergency medicine residency. As with every specialty, there are unique aspects to the field that we will mention at the relevant point in the timeline.
Please bear in mind that, although we make every effort to keep this information up to date, there are frequently changes in the process so we would not recommend relying on this page as an exclusive resource! Similarly, some of the suggestions are general and undeniably subjective. A simple search on the internet will produce thousands of opinions and anecdotes about the medical school and matching process. We would encourage you to use a variety of sources to form educated opinions on the options you face as a potential emergency medicine resident.