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UCF North Florida EM 2023-24 Interview Season Update

Our goal in this process is to identify applicants who will thrive in our program. To continue our success at matching an amazing class each year, we will holistically review your application, have important conversations during interviews, provide you with opportunities to have authentic interactions with our residents, and answer all of YOUR questions honestly.  We are looking forward to seeing you at interviews!

  • Our faculty have participated in Implicit Bias training, a mission statement, deep dive and holistic application review training.
  • We will be looking at your WHOLE application, please have patience with us!
  • We release our interview invites through a program called Interview Broker.
  • We will not release more invites than we have interview spots available!
  • Invites are released in stages between early October and mid-November.
  • Applicants will have three days to schedule or decline an interview (wait-listing is
  • Cancelling is available and we ask that any cancelations occur TWO weeks prior to the
    interview date.
  • All interviews will be virtual this season.
  • They will be offered and scheduled through Interview Broker.
  • A virtual “Resident-only Happy Hour” is available for each interview! (Maybe the most
    important part right?)…aaaaand you might win a prize!
  • Two IN-PERSON second looks are available to ALL interviewees. These are OPTIONAL and
    not a part of the required interview process. Come meet us in person!

    • January 24-25th, 2024
    • February 21-22nd, 2024
  • Interviewees with join an AM or a PM session on a Wednesday or Thursday.
  • Day of schedule will be as follows: AM 900-1230 and PM 1130-1430
  • Outline of the day’s events:
    • A Welcome Session with program leadership
    • Interviews with four Core Faculty members including Program Directors
    • Break Room with the Residents (time to chat with a resident one-on-one)

North Florida EM wants you to know the following about our interviewing process, which is in
accordance with the AAMC Interview Guidance for the 2023-2024 Residency Cycle , CoPA’s
Recommendations for Comprehensive Improvement of the UME-GME Transition, CORD’s Best
Practices for the 2023-2024 Residency Application and Interview Season, as well as,  The Match
Code of Conduct for Programs

About Us

We are Florida’s premier community EM program. Our program is a 3-year Emergency Medicine residency in a busy, successful, and high-acuity Emergency  Department. Our program emphasizes clinical excellence and gives residents the foundations to succeed. Our graduates practice as community doctors, attend fellowships (Critical care, EMS, US) and currently hold administrative positions.

  • How does UCF North Florida get you from an Intern to a kick-ass EM doctor? Resident-centered
    experiences. Every learner is different with unique goals. We believe in really understanding our
    residents and mentoring them clinically, in meeting their career goals and addressing continued
  • Our curriculum is crafted around problem-based learning and online-resource utilization.
    Adult learners will have didactics, FOAMED integration, simulation, small group scenarios
    and their own educator roles to augment their learning. All didactics are focused on
    emphasizing what you need to know when practicing high-quality Emergency Medicine in
    the real world.
  • Our clinical faculty are experienced and each provides unique expertise. We have two
    Fellowship-trained Ultrasound Directors, a multi-county EMS Director, and highly-involved
    Medical Director.
  • Our ultrasound program is the bomb! You will leave our program with advanced US
    techniques. Not even considering our US Fellowship trained graduates, two of our residents
    became US directors of their groups right after graduation!

An Innovative Curriculum

Designed around new, innovative teaching methods being pioneered in emergency medicine right now, we have developed a curriculum that engages all types of learners.

FOAMed – Based on the famous Foundations of Emergency Medicine Curriculum, residents are given a directed review plan with text book, podcast, and guide options to study at home. Learners can choose which sources are best for them and when they want to study. Then topics are reinforced through oral-board style cases done in small groups each conference. We begin prepping you for your board cases from day 1 in conference so you will have no trouble after residency!

Learning Resources – Our residents have access to EM:Rap, Hippo Education, PeerIX, Rosh Review, Tintinalli’s e-book, National Emergency Medicine Board review course, Carol River’s Oral Board Review course and more!!!

Protected Conference Time – Faculty will cover the ED to ensure you will be able to attend conference. Residents do not like missing our conferences! Not only do they get smarter, we feed you delicious food and it is a time to connect with your co-residents and faculty.

Research & Scholarly Activity – As part of a larger network of hospitals, those with a research interest will have ample opportunities to thrive. In addition to traditional research interests, our department has numerous quality improvement projects as we are always striving to improve care. Research requirements in our program match resident’s career goals and scholarly activity can include a variety of experiences. We will help you thrive.

Teaching – Residents will have the opportunity teach medical students as they rotate through the department. In the final year of residency, residents have the opportunity to learn more formal teaching methods as part of our medical education elective.

High Volume, High Acuity – With over 109,000 visits to the ED every year, residents will be treating high acuity patients as part of an interdisciplinary team where resident education is paramount.

Procedures – Interns are first line for procedures in our department because we have NO COMPETING LEARNERS at UCF North Florida. We own every procedure in our department. Our interns have performed more intubations, central lines, and chest tubes than some graduating residents!

No matter your interest, North Florida is prepared to help you jump start your career in emergency medicine.

Our Curriculum

Message from the Program Director

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