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Jan 15, 2021

The emergency medicine job market has been tight this year, there's no doubt. COVID has caused some groups and hospitals to cut back or even lay off EM physicians. So what's a resident or fellow to do? In this episode, host Kate Joyce, MD, MPH, gets a few perspectives on the job landscape from Washington Post reporter Ben Guarino, US Acute Care Solutions chief clinical recruiting officer Travis Ulmer, MD, FACEP, and NYU/Bellevue chief resident Michelle Romeo, MD. Learn some tips on navigating the job market this year and in the years to come.

Key Points

  • COVID has added stress to the EM job market, making finding jobs more difficult.
  • Applicants are encouraged to apply broadly in terms of setting and geography.
  • Recruiters can be especially helpful in the job hunt.
  • Talk to your attendings to learn their experience and to find networking opportunities.
  • Collaborating with fellow residents can help everyone find work.
  • Reaching out to departments directly may reveal jobs not posted on hospital websites.
  • Your first job does not have to be your last job.