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Student Use and Perceived Reliability of Emergency Medicine Advising Sources

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David Carle, MS4, ETSU Quillen College of Medicine
Ross Christensen, DO, Maricopa Medical Center
Zach Jarou, MD, Denver Health Medical Center
Kevin King, MD, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Jeff Druck, MD, University of Colorado

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Student Use and Perceived Reliability of Emergency Medicine Advising Sources

  1. 1. Student Use and Perceived Reliability of Emergency Medicine Advising Sources David Carle, MS4, ETSU Quillen College of Medicine Ross Christensen, DO, Maricopa Medical Center Zach Jarou, MD, Denver Health Medical Center Kevin King, MD, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Jeff Druck, MD, University of Colorado QUESTIONS? @MedicCarle
  2. 2. Student Use and Perceived Reliability of Emergency Medicine Advising Sources BACKGROUND • Applying to residency can be a complicated and anxiety provoking process for many students • Trusted advising resources can help students apply smarter and avoid over application #CORDAA18 OBJECTIVE • To evaluate the use and perceived trustworthiness of several in-person and organizational advising sources for emergency medicine residency applicants METHODS • A maximum of 200 third and fourth year medical students attending EMRA’s Medical Student Forum at the 2017 ACEP Scientific Assembly were invited to complete an IRB- approved survey using PollEverywhere • Students were asked to rate the trustworthiness of several well-known sources of advising information and to assess the helpfulness of potential future advising resources
  3. 3. #CORDAA18 Student Use and Perceived Reliability of Emergency Medicine Advising Sources RESULTS In-Person Sources ofAdvice Organizational Sources ofAdvice
  4. 4. #CORDAA18 Student Use and Perceived Reliability of Emergency Medicine Advising Sources RESULTS
  5. 5. #CORDAA18 • Applicants find some advising resources more trustworthy than others • Many students are not aware of resources provided by some organizations, indicating more work should be done to publicize the availability of these resources • Students prefer transparent access to data, as opposed to consensus statements, to help guide their application decisions CONCLUSIONS LIMITATIONS • Survey respondents were polled at an in-person event primarily advertised by EMRA, which may not account for views of students more involved with • No information was collected regarding the frequency or duration of time each of the in-person or organization resource was used QUESTIONS? @MedicCarle Student Use and Perceived Reliability of Emergency Medicine Advising Sources

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