Well, I've decided for certain that I am going to do an EM residency. My fiance and I have discussed this at length and he's fully in support, but with a caveat that he needs to be making more money to make up for my temporarily lost income first. Also, we are getting married in September of this year so we need to get that done first! He's an airline pilot and will be experiencing very sizable raises as he gains seniority in the upcoming months/years so I'm not worried that he won't be able to make up for my income, and I suspect that I would be able to start sometime around summer/fall of 2020 or maybe early 2021.
That said, I'd like to make my application as competitive as possible. I have the impression that there is less competition for most residences than there is for PA school, but I am sure that will continue to change with time. I would hate to be building up to this plan and find myself behind the curve. I'm looking for input from anyone who has done any residency, and specifically EM of course. I work as a hospitalist currently, trying to pick up some UC or family medicine per diem work. What can I do to bolster an application? I am hoping to hit up the SEMPA EM bootcamp this summer and also plan to attend their conference next year. I don't know the likelihood that I'll be able to find EM work as someone who works full time in another specialty and has no EM experience outside of rotations in school, but if I have an opportunity I'll take it. Otherwise, just looking for ideas...
Registration now open for SEMPA 360 being held April 14-18, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana!
Come learn from the best educators in emergency medicine. Conference favorites include Kevin Klauer, Amy Keim, Haney Mallemat, Michael Winters, and Richard Cantor to name a few. The EM:RAP team will also be joining us again in New Orleans for a day of learning along with a special meet-and-greet to visit with some of your favorite EM:RAP stars!
Over twenty workshops will give you the skills needed in emergency procedures, airway management, ultrasound, slit lamp, suturing, x-ray interpretation, teaching, ECG interpretation, and more!
Over 40 lecture sessions will cover topics such as critical care, trauma, pediatric emergency medicine, ophthalmology, cardiovascular emergencies, GI disorders, infectious disease, literature updates, and high risk emergency medicine.
There are also plenty of social activities to enjoy with old and new friends. A wine and cheese reception, opening party at Mardi Gras World, and the SEMPA Quiz Bowl competition will welcome you to the EMPA event of the year.
CME is available for PAs, physicians, and NPs.
The discount for early bird registration ends Feb 13. The hotel room block is also limited so sign up now!
For more information: https://www.sempa.org/sempa360
The University of Colorado School of Medicine and Childrens Hospital Colorado are pleased to announce that applications for our Inpatient Advanced Practitioner Fellowship are now being accepted. This is a 1 year program, open to PAs and acute care NPs that combines diverse clinical and didactic experiences to help prepare new or recent graduates looking for a career in an inpatient pediatric specialty. More information can be found at: http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/departments/pediatrics/meded/fellowships/app-fellowship/Pages/default.aspx
We enrolled our first cohort October 15th and are now recruiting for next year's cohort. Currently, there are two slots per cohort, although we hope to expand to four soon. While this is a new program, it was developed by critical care and hospital medicine faculty that have been training APPs to work in our environment for many years. Post-graduate training isn't for everyone, but we believe that there are talented, intereste new graduates who may lack the experience or exposure to land a career in a tertiary care academic pediatric medical center and we want to help them get there. Please use the contact address through the web site for inquiries, or post here and I will do my best to answer.