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Senior Timeline

Residency is coming to an end. Are you ready? Clinically, we know the answer is YES! As for navigating the job search, we can all use a little help from those who’ve been there.

Here is a timeline — including critical pearls and pitfalls — for securing your first job.

AAEM/RSA commends you for completing your residency in emergency medicine. Your role as a board-eligible, board-certified emergency physician fills a critical role for our patients and in our society. We encourage you to stay involved with AAEM as we continue our advocacy for you as an EM physician.



Leading into senior year – Who are you? What do you want?



Leading into senior year – What’s out there?



Prepare for action



Make your move



Pick the right match


Author: Teresa Ross, MD, AAEM/RSA Past President
Edited by Stephanie Gardner, MD, AAEM/RSA Vice President; and Leana Wen, MD MSc, AAEM/RSA President