Medical Student Experience

Special Student Rates Make ACEP23 Affordable

Spending time at ACEP23 may give you a distinctive edge during the residency application process. Learn EM insights, meet key players and get core education to help prepare you for your future as an emergency physician.

Special Discounts! We know your time is limited. If you can't attend the entire meeting, attend the first day of ACEP23 - Monday, Oct. 9 - for just $25!

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Experiences Suggested Specifically for Medical Students

ACEP23 has something for all levels of experience and medical students are no exception. Think of this suggested schedule as your first draft. You can follow it exactly or pick and choose. We just want to help you make the most of your time at ACEP23 in Philadelphia.

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8 am - 1 pm

EMRA Student Workshop Day - FREE - EMRA Members Only
These one-hour hands-on workshops are led by current emergency medicine residents and faculty. Choose from ultrasound, airway, IV/IO and central lines or EKG learning. Learn more.

1 - 3 pm

EMRA Lunch and Learn
Come celebrate the 10th anniversary of the award-winning documentary 24/7/365: The Evolution of Emergency Medicine. Stay after for fireside chats with EM physicians - audience participation is encouraged! 

3 - 5 pm

EMRA Residency Fair
Personally connect with more than 160 emergency medicine programs at the largest EM residency program fair in the nation and find your perfect program! Supported by Laurel Road.


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7 - 9 am

Young Physicians Section Meeting
Join the ACEP Young Physicians Section meeting to meet other medical students, EM residents and recent graduates who can help you navigate your concerns and celebrate your victories! This meeting is open to all.

9 - 10:20 am

Opening General Session

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Why EM?

This series of 30-minute panel talks will introduce you to the specialty, harness your collective energy, and focus on you as the nation's future emergency physicians.

Building Your Long-Term EM Career
Take a look into what it takes to build a career as an emergency physician from experts in the field who know the ins and outs of emergency medicine.

Career Pathways in Emergency Medicine
There are many different career opportunities in EM. Explore some of the different pathways you can take as an emergency physician.

Leading the Specialty
ACEP leaders will discuss the value of organized medicine in making change and protecting physician rights and safety.

Myth Busting with ACEP Leaders
Don’t believe everything you hear! ACEP Board members and leaders will go though some of the hot topics of EM and dispel some of the myths surrounding EM as a career.

1 - 5 pm

EMRA Case-Con
This is a Medical Student and Resident poster presentation contest of interesting/notable emergency medicine cases. Presentations will include a 5-minute presentation followed by 2 minutes of group discussion, and are judged by a panel of EM residents and faculty. Learn more.

1:30 - 2:20 pm

Ten Most Commonly Missed Radiographic Findings in the ED
Phillips Perera, MD, FACEP
Emergency Imaging

2:30 - 5:30 pm

EM:RAP Live!
Follow a case that extends from urgent care to critical care, with world-class experts providing insights you can use on your next shift.

3:30 - 3:55 pm

Bloody Hell: GI Bleed Management in the ED
Benjamin C. Smith, MD, FACEP
Abdominal Disorders

4:30 - 5:20 pm

The Expected Difficult Airway: From Micrognathia to Morbid Obesity
Colin G. McCloskey, MD
Airway, Anesthesia, Analgesia

7:30 - 11:00 pm

ACEP23 Kickoff Party
Sneak into the ACEP23 speakeasy at the site of the old Reading Railroad Terminal for the prohibition-themed kickoff party - sponsored by ACEP. Learn more.


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8:30 - 8:55 am

EKGs of Syncope: “Don’t Fall for This”
Susanne DeMeester, MD, FACEP
Cardiovascular Disorders

3:30 - 4:20 pm

Brittle and Broken: Geriatric Trauma Pearls and Pitfalls
Christina L. Shenvi, MD, PhD, FACEP

3:30 - 4:20 pm

Password! What's the Word? Radiology Edition - GAME
Catherine A. Marco, MD, FACEP
Emergency Imaging

4:30 - 5:20 pm

Ultrasound-Guided Regional Nerve Blocks
Jailyn Avila MD, RDMS
Airway, Anesthesia, Analgesia

10 pm - 2 am

EMRA Party


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8:00 - 8:50 am

ECG Games: Seize the Iron Throne! - GAME
William J. Brady, MD, FACEP
Cardiovascular Disorders

9:00 - 9:50 am

Dermatology Jeopardy
Catherine A. Marco, MD, FACEP
Dermatologic Disorders

10:00 - 10:50 am

Hacked: Tips and Tricks for Trauma in the ED
Christopher Hogrefe, MD, FACEP

12:30 - 1:20 pm

Infectious Disease Game Show - GAME
Shayne Gue, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Infectious Disease

1:30 - 2:20 pm

Closing General Session


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8:00 - 8:25 am

Toxicology Potpourri
Gillian A. Beauchamp, MD
Toxicology and Environmental Disorders

8:30 - 8:55 am

Emergency Delivery: The Baby is On The Way!
Sara L. Manning, MD, FACEP
Urologic and OB/GYN Disorders

9:00 - 9:25 am

Trauma STAT! TEG, Fluids, Factors and Whole Blood
Charlotte P. Wills, MD

9:30 - 9:55 am

Hot and Heavy: Non-Infectious Causes of Fevers
Annahieta Kalantari, DO, FACEP
Infectious Disease

10:00 - 10:50 am

Fixing Faces Painlessly: Facial Anesthesia, Regional Blocks
Lauren M. Westafer, DO, FACEP
Head and Neck Disorders

11:00 - 11:25 am

The Physiologically Difficult Airway: Steps to Prevent Your Patient's Inevitable Demise
Steven T. Haywood, MD, FACEP
Airway, Anesthesia, Analgesia

September 29 - October 2

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