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Southeast Medical Student Symposium

September 10, 2022 | Virtual

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

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


  • Lectures relevant to M1s-M4s
  • Figure out if EM is the specialty for you
  • Learn about different EM Residency Programs in the Southeast
  • 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
  • Win Trivia Prizes!

A huge thank you to Ochsner Clinical School in New Orleans EMIG for hosting this year’s AAEM/RSA Southeast Medical Student Symposium!

Symposium Schedule

Schedule is in Central Time (CT)

8:00am - 8:05am Welcome & Introduction by Ochsner EMIG
8:05am - 8:25am Introduction to AAEM/RSA - Dr. Leah Colucci, AAEM/RSA President and Dr. Loice Swisher, MAAEM Florida State Chapter Delegate and Immediate Past Chair of Women in EM Section
8:25am - 9:00am Lecture - Dr. Genevieve Krajewski, Ochsner Medical Center: Wellness in Emergency Medicine
9:00am - 9:05am 5 minute break + Trivia & Prize
9:05am - 9:45am Lecture - Dr. Eric Hawkins, Carolinas Medical Center: Hyperthermia and Heat Illness
9:45am - 9:55am 10 minute break + Trivia & Prize
9:55am - 10:50am     Lecture - Dr. Raphael Colon, HCA Florida Brandon Hospital: Hyperbaric Medicine and Dive Emergencies
10:50am - 11:00am    10 minute break + Trivia & Prize
11:00am - 11:45am      Lecture - Dr. McCoin and Dr. Suau, Ochsner Medical Center: Residency Interview Season Tips & Tricks
11:45am - 1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm - 2:00pm Program Director Panel* (see below)
2:00pm - 3:00pm Meet and Greet Break Out Sessions with Program Directors
  • 2-2:15: Session 1
    • University of Alabama
    • Ochsner Clinic Foundation
    • Florida Atlantic University
    • University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio 
  • 2:15-2:30: Session 2
    • Florida State University
    • LSU Shreveport
    • University of Louisville
    • University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
  • 2:30-2:45: Session 3
    • Carolinas
    • AdventHealth Florida
    • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
    • University of Tennessee at Murfreesboro
  • 2:45-3:00: Session 4
    • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    • Northeast Georgia Medical Center
    • University of Kentucky
    • University of Mississippi Medical Center

* Programs: Ochsner Clinic Foundation, LSU Shreveport, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center, University of Alabama Medical Center, Florida State University, AdventHealth Florida, Florida Atlantic University, Northeast Georgia Medical Center, University of Louisville, University of Kentucky, University of Tennessee at Murfreesboro, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio 

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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