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Career Development - Emergency Medicine

 
What Does Training Look Like?

Emergency Medicine residencies are three or four years. There are several post-residency fellowships available.

 
Subspecialties

  • Ultrasound
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • International Emergency Medicine
  • EMS/Disaster
  • Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Wilderness Medicine
  • Administration
  • Simulation/Education
 
What Does a Typical Workday Look Like?

There is no typical work day or work week. EM physicians work days, nights, between 8-12 hour shifts, and as much or as little as they like. There is no clinic time.

 
Important Qualities and Traits

In Emergency Medicine, ability to multitask, prioritize potential life-threatening illness, recognize red flags, and make sound but quick decisions is needed. Compassion and a good bedside manner/ability to connect with patients from all walks of life is a must.
 
Shadowing Opportunities

Volunteer experiences are available through Tulane Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG)
 
Research Opportunities

There are several different research opportunities, including basic science, clinical and social science research. Contact our Research Director, Dr. Lisa Moreno-Walton, for more information.

Additionally, students may want to pursue research opportunities through the DeBakey Scholars Program. This program offers medical students the opportunity to pursue and complete a longitudinal, structured, closely supervised research experience culminating in a capstone presentation prior to graduation. For more information, contact Dr. Kenneth Mitchell.

 
Specialty Interest Group

TEMIG, the Tulane University School of Medicine Emergency Medicine Interest Group, is one of the largest student groups on campus. Organized in 1995 in order to facilitate interest in emergency medicine among Tulane students, TEMIG has become instrumental in offering early clinical opportunities to medical students at a school with no emergency medicine residency program.

TEMIG works closely with the Louisiana State University Department of Emergency Medicine, the only emergency medicine residency program in New Orleans. With Dr. Jennifer Avegno (Director of Student Rotations at LSUHSC-New Orleans Emergency Medicine) as the advisor, TEMIG provides a direct link to one of the most prestigious programs in the country.

By providing an open observation program in the Emergency Department, students can obtain clinical exposure in their pre-clinical years.

In addition, TEMIG offers:

  • Educational SIM Center Clinics in suturing, ultrasound, and intubation
  • Lunch lectures featuring prominent leaders, medical topics of interest, and general information about the specialty
  • Yearly Match Panel in which newly matched EM residents share their application experience and advice

TEMIG is a great organization for anyone looking to gain early clinical experience at Tulane or desiring more information about emergency medicine. TEMIG is not only for those students wishing to specialize in emergency medicine!

2019 Officers

Jason Maloney, President

Alex Heinz, Vice President

Scott Ninokawa, Vice President

Peter Haskins, Treasurer

 
Recommended T3 & T4 Coursework

Students should try to do a four-week EM rotation early in their fourth year. There is no need to also do the two-week required rotation if you plan to do the four-week rotation.

 
Specialty Statistics

Number of Applicants & Positions (from "Results and Data 2018 Main Residency Match")

Summary Statistics (from "Charting Outcomes in the Match 2018")

 
Special Considerations When Applying for Residency

A video interview was introduced for the 2017-18 year. EM also has specialty-specific letters of recommendations called SLOEs.

 
Important Advice

An away rotation is a MUST.

This is a very competitive specialty, so the overall application should be well-rounded and strong.

Standard Letters of Evaluation (SLOEs) are very important to your application, as are EM rotation grades.

 
Where Past Tulane Students Have Matched (Past Five Years)





Oregon Health & Science Univ PORTLAND OR 2015
Medical University of SC CHARLESTON SC 2015
U Texas at Austin Dell Medical School AUSTIN TX 2015
Emory Univ SOM-GA ATLANTA GA 2015
UC San Diego Med Ctr-CA SAN DIEGO CA 2015
UC Davis Med Ctr-CA SACRAMENTO CA 2015
LSU SOM-New Orleans-LA NEW ORLEANS LA 2015
LSU SOM-New Orleans-LA NEW ORLEANS LA 2015
Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai-NY NEW YORK NY 2015
Baylor Coll Med-Houston-TX HOUSTON TX 2015
Texas Tech U Affil-El Paso EL PASO TX 2015
Cooper University Hospital-NJ CAMDEN NJ 2015
Cook County-Stroger Hospital-IL CHICAGO IL 2015
U Massachusetts Med School WORCESTER MA 2015
U Texas at Austin Dell Medical School AUSTIN TX 2016
Barnes-Jewish Hosp-MO ST LOUIS MO 2016
Crozer-Chester Med Ctr-PA UPLAND PA 2016
Beaumont Health System-MI ROYAL OAK MI 2016
University of Virginia CHARLOTTESVILLE VA 2016
Icahn SOM St Lukes-Roosevelt-NY NEW YORK NY 2016
Barnes-Jewish Hosp-MO ST LOUIS MO 2016
Drexel Univ COM/Hahnemann Univ Hosp-PA PHILADELPHIA PA 2016
Maine Medical Center PORTLAND ME 2016
LSU SOM-New Orleans-LA NEW ORLEANS LA 2016
U Texas Med Sch-Houston HOUSTON TX 2016
Drexel Univ COM/Hahnemann Univ Hosp-PA PHILADELPHIA PA 2016
Beaumont Health System-MI ROYAL OAK MI 2016
Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai-NY NEW YORK NY 2016
LSU SOM-New Orleans-LA NEW ORLEANS LA 2016
U Texas at Austin Dell Medical School AUSTIN TX 2016
Carolinas Med Ctr-NC CHARLOTTE NC 2016
Jackson Memorial Hosp-FL MIAMI FL 2016
Ohio State University Med Ctr COLUMBUS OH 2016
Icahn SOM St Lukes-Roosevelt-NY NEW YORK NY 2017
U Maryland Med Ctr BALTIMORE MD 2017
Hackensack U Med Ctr-NJ HACKENSACK NJ 2017
St Johns Riverside Hospital-NY YONKERS NY 2017
Henry Ford HSC-MI DETROIT MI 2017
U Texas HSC-San Antonio SAN ANTONIO TX 2017
Yale-New Haven Hosp-CT NEW HAVEN CT 2017
Florida Hosp-Orlando-FL ORLANDO FL 2017
Icahn SOM St Lukes-Roosevelt-NY NEW YORK NY 2017
St Johns Riverside Hospital-NY YONKERS NY 2017
U Florida COM-Jacksonville JACKSONVILLE FL 2017
George Washington Univ-DC WASHINGTON DC 2017
Allegheny Gen Hosp-PA PITTSBURGH PA 2017
Albany Medical Center-NY ALBANY NY 2017
Naval Medical Center-San Diego SAN DIEGO CA 2017
UC Davis Med Ctr-CA SACRAMENTO CA 2017
U Maryland Med Ctr BALTIMORE MD 2017
Hofstra Northwell SOM-NY MANHASSET NY 2017
Hofstra Northwell SOM-Staten Island Univ-NY STATEN ISLAND NY 2017
Rush University Med Ctr-IL CHICAGO IL 2017
U Illinois COM-Chicago CHICAGO IL 2017
SUNY HSC Brooklyn-NY BROOKLYN NY 2018
Icahn SOM St Lukes-Roosevelt-NY NEW YORK NY 2018
Palmetto Health Richland-SC COLUMBIA SC 2018
Naval Medical Center SAN DIEGO CA 2018
Temple Univ Hosp-PA PHILADELPHIA PA 2018
UC Davis Med Ctr-CA SACRAMENTO CA 2018
LSU SOM-New Orleans-LA NEW ORLEANS LA 2018
U Cincinnati Med Ctr-OH CINCINNATI OH 2018
LSU SOM-New Orleans-LA NEW ORLEANS LA 2018
St Johns Riverside Hospital-NY YONKERS NY 2018
Icahn SOM St Lukes-Roosevelt-NY NEW YORK NY 2018
UCLA Medical Center-CA LOS ANGELES CA 2018
U Cincinnati Med Ctr-OH CINCINNATI OH 2018
Virginia Commonwealth U Hlth Sys RICHMOND VA 2019
John Peter Smith Hosp-TX FORT WORTH TX 2019
UC San Francisco-CA SAN FRANCISCO CA 2019
U Texas Med Sch-Houston HOUSTON TX 2019
Naval Medical Center SAN DIEGO CA 2019
Advocate Health Care-IL OAK LAWN IL 2019
NYP Brooklyn Methodist Hosp-NY BROOKLYN NY 2019
Baylor Coll Med-Houston-TX HOUSTON TX 2019
Icahn SOM St Lukes-Roosevelt-NY NEW YORK NY 2019
U Texas Southwestern Med Sch-Dallas DALLAS TX 2019
UC San Francisco-Fresno-CA FRESNO CA 2019
UC San Diego Med Ctr-CA SAN DIEGO CA 2019
Maimonides Med Ctr-NY BROOKLYN NY 2019
Loyola Univ Med Ctr-IL MAYWOOD IL 2019