EM Student’s Guide to Emergency Medicine


The Council of Residency Directors (CORD) in emergency medicine have compiled resources for medical students interested in the field of EM.  These guides range from initial resources as a MS1 to planning the MS4th year rotations and how to navigate the application and match processes.  They are meant to supplement the support provided by the students’ medical school advisor. 

Topics included are the following:

Planning the MS years from year 1 to 4EM rotations – where and how many should you have
SLOES and letters of recommendations
Applicant types – IMG, military, couples
Frequently asked questions

For ERAS information, please visit ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service).

When you apply to any Emergency Medicine Residency you should have at least one Standard Letter of Evaluation (SLOE) in your application. For more information please follow the link to Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD) website. You can also find a guide with some  useful tips when applying to residencies on that site.