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Northeast Medical Student Symposium

September 24, 2022 | Virtual

If you’re considering specializing in emergency medicine or you’re preparing to apply for an EM residency in the Northeast, join us for the AAEM/RSA Northeast Medical Student Symposium (NEMSS)!

This is YOUR time to focus on creating your plan for the rest of med school and learn about different EM residency programs.

If you're a medical student from an orphan program, we especially encourage you to attend! You'll have ample opportunity to make meaningful connections with other medical students interested in EM and program directors (PDs).


  • Content relevant to M1s-M4s including a panel with specialized content for each class
  • Figure out if EM is the specialty for you!
  • Learn about different EM Residency Programs in the Northeast
  • Get one-on-one time with PDs during the Residency Fair
  • Invaluable insight into The Match and tips on applying to specific residency programs directly from PDs and residents

A huge thank you to Howard University College of Medicine EMIG for hosting the AAEM/RSA Northeast Medical Student Symposium!

Symposium Schedule

Schedule is in Eastern Time (ET)


Welcome & Opening Remarks (15 mins)

  • Chibuzo Opara, MS3 & LaKendra Beard Morgan, MS2, Howard University
    COM, Emergency Medicine Students Assn. Co-Presidents

What is AAEM/RSA? (15 mins)

  • Leah Colucci, MD, MS, President AAEM/RSA, PGY-2 Yale New Haven Hospital

Keynote Speaker/State of EM in Today’s World (30 mins)

  • Megan Healy, MD, FAAEM, Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine,
    Associate Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency -Lewis Katz School
    of Medicine at Temple University
9:00am Break (5 mins)


  • 9:05 am | M1/M2 - "Prepare for the Dream": Succeeding from Day 1
    • Kaitlin Parks, DO, PGY-4, Washington University in St. Louis
      • 5 minute Q&A
  • 9:30 am | M3 - "Rise & Shine": Shining on your Clerkships & EM Rotation(s)
    • Donna, Okoli, MD, PGY-3, Advocate Christ Medical Center
      • 5 minute Q&A
  • 9:55 am | M4 - "The Vision is Clear": How to Match in EM
    • Residency Application Process, Aways, Preference Signaling, SLOEs, Interviews
      • Vonzella Bryant, MD FACEP FAAEM, Director of Undergraduate
        Medical Education -Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical
        Center; Assistant Dean of Student Affairs; Assistant Professor, Boston
        University School of Medicine; Chair, Women in Emergency Medicine,
      • 5 minute Q&A
10:20am Break (10 mins)

Residency Lightning Round Robin (2 hrs)

  • 10 Minute Presentations by each Residency Program
    • 10:30 am - University of Connecticut
    • 10:40 am - Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    • 10:50 am - University of Maryland11:00 am - Jefferson Northeast
    • 11:10 am - Maimonides Medical Center
    • 11:20 am - University of Pittsburgh/UPMC
    • 11:30 am - Yale New Haven Hospital EM Residency
    • 11:40 am - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
    • 11:50 am - George Washington University
    • 12:00 pm - Georgetown University Hospital/MedStar Washington Hospital Center
    • 12:10 pm - Einstein Medical Center Montgomery
    • 12:20 pm - Rutgers Health Community Medical Center
    • 12:30 pm - NYU Long Island School of Medicine
12:40pm Break (10 mins)

Residency Fair (1 hr)* (see below) 

  • There will be breakout rooms for each program where participants can join
    and speak 1-on-1 with program leadership.
1:45pm Closing Remarks

* Programs: University of Maryland, Rutgers Health Community Medical Center, Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Georgetown University Hospital/MedStar, Washington Hospital Center, University of Connecticut, George Washington University, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Yale New Haven Hospital EM Residency, Maimonides Medical Center, University of Pittsburgh/UPMC, Jefferson Northeast, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery

Learn more about becoming an AAEM/RSA member and all of the benefits included! Student Memberships cost $40 and are active 7/1/2022 - 6/30/2023.


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