What Do Program Directors Look for in an Applicant?

ECU Author/Contributor (non-ECU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Katherine G.,Ankel,Felix,Clark,Mark,Lawson,Luan E.,DeBlieux, Katzung (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
Web Site: http://www.ecu.edu/lib/

Abstract: Program directors (PDs) are faced with anincreasing number of applicants to emergency medicine(EM) and a limited number of positions. This article will provide candidates with insight to what PDs look for in an applicant. We will elaborate on the performance in the emergencymedicine clerkship, interview, clinical rotations (apart fromEM), board scores, Alpha Omega Alpha membership,letters of recommendation, Medical Student PerformanceEvaluation or dean"s letter, extracurricular activities, GoldHumanism Society membership, medical school attended,research and scholarly projects, personal statement, andcommitment to EM. We stress the National Resident Matching Program process and how, ultimately, selection of a residency is equally dependent on an applicant"s selectionprocess.

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Language: English
Date: 2019
emergency medicine; program directors; match; NRMP; applicant; medical student; selection process

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