CORD Membership Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How many representatives am I allowed with my program membership?
A: For Active and Associate memberships (excluding Fellowship Programs), there are a total of 5 physician members and 3 coordinator/administrative staff members included with your membership dues. Additional representatives may be added over the five included representatives for a fee of $75 per additional representative.
There are 5 specific member types included in the 5 total physician members. That break down is below.
- The Program Director
- Two (2) Primary Representatives (physician faculty members, i.e. APD, Chair, Vice Chair, Fellowship Director)
- The Clerkship Director (or you can have a 3rd Primary Rep instead of a Clerkship Director)
- One (1) Resident/Fellow
Q: I am a Fellowship Program Director, can I be added to the residency programs membership? OR Can my Fellowship Program have its own membership separate from the residency program?
A: The residency program can add a Fellowship Director to its member representative listing. They can either add the Fellowship Director as a primary representative for no fee or if all of their slots are full they can add the Fellowship Director as an additional representative for $75. Also a Fellowship Program can have its own Associate membership separate from the residency program, however, this type of membership is only allowed ONE (1) Member Representative (the Fellowship Director) and not five (5) like a residency program membership.
Q: How do I add an additional representative? Can I add them online?
A: To add an additional representative please complete the additional representative form and return to CORD with your payment. Unfortunately you cannot add an additional representative online at this time.
Q: Can I add an additional representative now and have my accounting department mail you a check later?
A: Unfortunately no, payment must be received at the time the additional representative is added.
Q: Can I change my member representative listing for my program?
A: Each year CORD lists the member representatives for your program on the dues invoice, to change a member at that time please mark through the incorrect member on the invoice and write in the correct member. To change a representative in the middle of the year, please send an email to CORD with the name of the member representative you are removing and the name, email address and title of the person you are adding to replace them. There is NO FEE to change a representative, however you cannot remove a coordinator/administrative staff representative and add a physician representative. The replacement must be replacing a similar type of representative (i.e. residents must be replaced by a resident, coordinators must be replaced by a coordinator/admin)
Q: How do I add an additional Program Coordinator?
A: There are two ways to add an additional Program Coordinator. 1. Send an email to CORD requesting the addition of a program coordiantor to your membership with their name, email address and title. OR 2. Complete the EMARC Membership application.
Q: How do I change my email address for the Listserv? When I update my email on the CORD website doesn't this automatically update my email on the listserv?
A: Unfortunately updating your email address on the website does not update your email on the listserv. There are three (3) ways to update your listserv email: 1. Send an email to CORD staff requesting your email be updated on the listserv, please included your old email address and the new email address in your message. 2. Click the Ask CORD A Question! red tab on the bottom right corner of any page and ask the online chat help to update your email address on the listserv. 3. Complete the Update Email Address on Listserv form located on the "About CORD" menu above, then "Membership" and then click the link to Update your email on the listserv.
Q: Do I have to be a member of CORD to join a CORD Committee/Task Force?
A: Yes, you must be a member of CORD to join a CORD Committee/Task Force. Rare exceptions are made to add an expert in a field to a CORD Committee/Task Force as a liaison, however, these exceptions must be requested by the Committee Chair from the Board.
Q: I am a Faculty Member representative, how do I apply for a CORD Committee?
A: At CORD we pride ourselves on inclusion of our members. A CORD Faculty member representative may apply to a CORD Committee/Task Force at any time by completing the CORD Committee/Task Force Interest Form.
Q: I am a Resident/Fellow member representative, how do I apply for a CORD Committee?
A: Residents can apply for a committee/task force during the resident application period twice a year. The application periods will open in the spring directly after Academic Assembly and in the fall in October every year.
Q: I am a Coordinator member representative, how do I apply for an EMARC Committee and can I join a CORD Committee?
A: To apply to join an EMARC committee please complete the EMARC Committee Interest Form. Unfortunately coordinators cannot join CORD committees/task forces.