If you are considering emergency and critical care medicine, prepare yourself to jump into a fast paced, adrenaline streamed job field. From being an EMT to working as an emergency medical service technician, to being the doctor in charge of the entire area, staying abreast of the latest information is key.
As an emergency medicine provider, you should stay informed by reading the latest journals as well as considering joining a critical care medicine organization. Emergency and critical care medicine affiliations are a wonderful resource because they can provide you networking opportunities, seminars and conferences as well as continuing medical education (CME) opportunities.
To find the right emergency medicine resources for you, ask yourself:
1. Are you looking for general information to increase your knowledge base?
2. Are you looking for a clinical critical care medicine, nursing or EMT paramedic career opportunity?
3. Are you looking to join a critical care medical services affiliation for its membership benefits?
4. Are you looking to find a specific emergency medical care publication?
Find general critical care medicine informationFind and use critical care medicine information and resources to increase your knowledge base on the subject or before you jump into emergency care as a career path.
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Yale University School, if you’re seeking an academic career in the field of pediatric medicine. You can find a large number of emergency care resources from WebMD. You can also take a look at the National Center for Emergency Medicine Informatics for all types of emergency care information.
Look for emergency medicine jobsFind emergency medicine jobs through one of the many medical field specific search engines that list job postings from around the country.
Join an emergency medicine affiliationJoin a critical care medicine group, society or association for their membership benefits. Joining one can offer you networking, conference and seminar opportunities as well as CME training.
Read up on emergency medicineFind out the latest in emergency medicine care techniques as well as personal and professional stories from those in the field in one of the many critical care medicine journals.
- For those just starting out in the emergency medicine field, find a mentor early on to follow, watch and learn from. For those experienced in the field, take someone under your wing to mentor and tutor. The friendship and the mutual respect will do both of your careers good.