The content of the symposium will be specifically designed for all levels of medical students, from M1-M4. There are many things to look forward to, including: “Why is EM right for you?,” “How to Match in EM,” “Truths and Myths about the Interview,” Program Director/Residency Panel and Residency Fair, Mentor-Student lunch, Ultrasound and Intubation Workshops and more!
Last year, this symposium registered over 150 students — be sure to register early so that you don’t miss out on this very popular event! This year, the symposium date will precede the ERAS application deadline, so you will have the invaluable opportunity to meet program directors face to face.
Registration is just $15 for paid AAEM/RSA members and $35 for nonmembers.
To renew your membership, please go to www.aaemrsa.org/renewrsa.
See you there!
For those students who require travel, we have negotiated a great deal with the Hampton Inn located at 2222 Enterprise Drive, Westchester, Illinois, USA 60154 Tel: 1-708-409-1000. This hotel is within a few miles of Loyola. There is a special discounted rate of 96.00 $/night plus tax. Just make sure to tell them you are with "Loyola" when you book your reservation.
7:30-8:00: Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:00-8:15: Welcome & Opening Remarks – Dr. Mark Reiter, AAEM President
8:15-8:30: AAEM/RSA – Dr. Meaghan Mercer, AAEM/RSA President
8:30-9:00: Why is EM Right for You? – Dr. Laura Hopson, University of Michigan
9:00-9:30: EM Competitiveness - Dr. Mary Westergaard, University of Wisconsin
9:30-10:00: You're a Doctor Now - Dr. Brian Stettler, University of Cincinnati
10:10-10:40: Class-specific lectures
M1/M2: How to Match in EM – Dr. Kevin Rodgers, Indiana University
M3: How to Shine on your Clerkships – Dr. Scott Heinrich, University of Illinois
M4: Truths and Myths About the Interview – Dr. Michael Gisondi, Northwestern University
10:40-11:30: Residency Program Panel (Representatives will be divided into M1/M2, M3 and M4 panels, which will be held in the same rooms as the preceding talks)
Dr. Dan Girzadas, Advocate Christ
Dr. Christine Babcock, University of Chicago
Dr. Michael Gisondi, Northwestern University
Dr. Scott Heinrich, University of Illinois (UIC) - Chicago
Dr. Chris McDowell, Southern Illinois University
Dr. Kevin Rodgers, Indiana University
Dr. Laura Hopson, University of Michigan
Dr. Philip Pazderka, Western Michigan University
Dr. Mary Westergaard, University of Wisconsin
Dr. Alicia Pilarski, Medical College of Wisconsin
Dr. Michael Takacs, University of Iowa
Dr. Jason Wagner, Washington University
Dr. Brian Stettler, University of Cincinnati
Dr. Michael Schindlbeck, Cook County
11:30-12:10: Mentor-Student Lunch
12:15-1:10: Residency Fair
1:15-2:00: Breakout Session 1:
Airway/Intubation/IO – Resurrection Residents
Ultrasound – University of Chicago Residents
Global Health/International Emergency Medicine - Dr. Janis P. Tupesis, University of Wisconsin
Toxicology - Dr. Navneet Cheema, Northwestern University
Simulation (M3/M4 only) - Dr. Trent Reed and Loyola Emergency Medicine Faculty
2:15-3:00: Breakout Session 2: Same options as breakout session 1
The dress code for the Midwest Medical Student Symposium is business casual.
* On occasion, an AAEM/RSA photographer may take photos at the Midwest Medical Student Symposium of attendees who are participating in sessions and/or activities. Please be aware that these photos are for AAEM/RSA’s use only and may appear in AAEM/RSA symposia brochures, programs, publications, the AAEM/RSA Website, Social Media or other AAEM/RSA materials. Your attendance at the course constitutes your permission and consent for this photography.
Past Midwest Medical Student Symposiums