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How to Select the Best Residency

Posted by medliorator on June 18, 2008

The American Medical Association offers FREIDA, which provides the numbers on each program’s duration, residents, benefits and other factual information.

there are abundant resources available at most university bookstores that can be very helpful with thinking about various important criteria that go into selecting a residency…. At the very least, these books are worth checking out of the library.

Another invaluable resource in emergency medicine residency selection continues to be AAEM’s Rules of the Road for Medical Students.

if one is still feeling “information overload” the AAEM/RSA’s EM Select provides a great way to organize everything

Finally, if one has narrowed down his or her choices to a few programs and wants to get a closer look, most residencies offer “second look” opportunities. These low pressure shifts in the program’s emergency department provide a chance to see how residents and attendings interact, the type of patients seen and give a “snapshot” of life in that ED.

Comparing Apples to Apples: Selecting a Residency Program That is Right for You [Medscape]

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