Advice for an EM Resident: Planning Your Journey – Part 7


The location of the practice or hospital can have a major impact on many aspects of your personal, family, and professional life. Consider the attributes, services, and amenities available in the area such as schools, recreation options, cultural events, shopping, daily commute, public transportation, economic stability, and climate. You should take all these qualities into consideration and determine if the area is the right fit for you and your family. When possible, try to get thoughts and opinions from friends and family who live in the area for an honest real-world assessment of the community and its qualities.


Choosing the right emergency medicine practice is a significant decision for new doctors embarking on their careers. By considering factors such as reputation, supportive work environment, commitment to education, case variety and volume, availability of resources, work-life balance, and location, new doctors can set themselves up for success. By selecting a practice that aligns with their goals and values, they can pave the way for a fulfilling and rewarding career in emergency medicine.