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West Coast Medical Student Symposium

September 4, 2021


Join CAL/AAEM and AAEM/RSA for a day of virtual education for medical students interested in emergency medicine. Learn more about emergency medicine and the opportunities it holds from professionals who work in the field. Learn what to expect on EM Rotations, the SLOE, and Interviews, both what students should know going in and what's new and changing in the time of COVID-19. Attendees will also have the chance for face-to-face time with program directors during the event.

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Tentative Schedule of Events

All times are in PT

9:00am Welcome & Introduction
9:05am-9:15am Introduction to AAEM/RSA
Dr. Ryan DesCamp, AAEM/RSA Vice President

ERAS Pearls and Virtual Interview Essentials
Dr. Jennifer Kanapicki Comer, CAL/AAEM President

9:45am-10:15am What's the Big Deal? EM Residencies In Various Settings
Dr. Jorge Fernandez
10:15am-10:30am Contract Management Group (CMG) Residency Red Flags
Dr. Mark Reiter, AAEM Physician Group CEO
10:30am-10:45am  Break
10:45am-10:55am Program Director Introductions
  • Dr. Carol Lee, Program Director of Arrowhead Regional Medical Center EM 
  • Dr. Leslie Oyama, Program Director at UC San Diego
  • Dr. Manish Amin, Program Director at Kern Medical 
  • Dr. Rebecca Bavolek, Program Director at UCLA Medical Center 
  • Dr. Kanapicki Comer + Colleague. Stanford University
  • Dr. Stephen R. Hayden, Program Director at UHS Southern California
    • Robert Steele, MD, FACEP- Associate Program Director at UHS Southern California
  • Dr. Matthew Silver, Program Director at Kaiser Permanente, San Diego
10:55am-12:00pm Break Out Sessions with Programs
12:00pm Conclude


This is a members only event — you must be a Student paid or Student Free member to attend!



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