If you are a medical student (or resident) considering a career in Emergency Medicine you should strongly consider joining EMRA. There are numerous benefits to your membership some of which are mentioned below:
- Residency Application Resources – one of the new resources developed by EMRA is the ‘EMRA match’ (www.emra.org/match) which allows you to succinctly search Emergency Medicine programs geographically or based on criteria you insert – an excellent tool to facilitate your search
- Educational Resources – as a member you can also access numerous educational resources for free or at a significant discount (click for details). This not only allows you to further your EM educational endeavors but also will highlight the issues that are important or evolving in EM.
- Demonstrates an Interest – when it comes to the application process being a member of professional organizations in the field to which you are applying shows you are actively trying to get involved in the field. This alone is not going to get you a residency spot but it is just one more step in the right direction to distinguish yourself.
- Find Your Perfect Match – okay.. you may not necessarily find your life partner through EMRA.. just a test to see who is still reading… but when it comes to a residency program in Emergency Medicine perhaps EMRA can help you find your perfect match.
Still not convinced? Let EMRA tell you more eloquently why you should join – ‘EMRA 101 for Medical Students’
The final and all important question on a medical student budget – how much does it cost? For medical students it is $55 per year or $95 for a two year subscription ($105 as a resident).