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2018 Academic Assembly

Claim CME, view handouts, images and information from the 2018 Academic Assembly conference. 

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CORD Connects

Special Edition: Grant Writing

Unsure of how to apply for grant funding?  Dr. Byyny is here to enlighten the CORD Community on the fundamentals of grant writing - the good, the bad, and that which you should absolutely avoid. 

Join us as he lets us know his thoughts on what the best grants look like and answers your questions.  

Host: Richard Byyny, MD - University of Colorado at Boulder 

Thursday, August 16, 2018
3:00 PM Eastern

Session 9: Mastermind Groups in Medical Education

Watch the July 26th Session Now!

Originally developed and talked about the most in the business world, mastermind groups have become an incredibly popular way of growing and developing your career and other personal interests. Conceptually, a mastermind group is a collection of people with similar interests who meet regularly to grow and benefit from the collective knowledge of the team members of the mastermind group. Just talk to anyone who has participated in a mastermind group...LLearn more by registering today!

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Register for MERC sessions at ACEP18! This year, there are two sessions, both will be held on September 30, 2018.

Email for questions regarding regstration. 



October 1-4, 2018
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

333 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

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August 2, 2018

EM Rotation Resources for Medical Students

The emergency medicine away rotation has become an important part of a fourth year medical student’s application for residency. Because of this, students should strive to put their best foot forward on their rotations. The amount of resources (especially with so much #FOAMed) can be overwhelming for some. Below are some high yield resources that medical students on audition rotations may find beneficial to review before and during their rotation.

July 31, 2018

Recruiting Medical Students to your EM Residency: Easy as PIE

Every class of EM residents has those individuals who make you proud to be an educator. They seem to have instinctual clinical gestalt. Deep down you know they will become a better physician than you. Now what if you could recruit an entire class of interns like them. Your job would become less time consuming and more rewarding. Now how can a program recruit this dream class?

July 7, 2018

How to Succeed on your EM Away Rotations

Away rotations. What once was an option is now essentially mandatory if you want to match in emergency medicine (EM). In order to have a “complete” ERAS application, most students will get a SLOE (Standardized Letter of Evaluation) from their home program after a month-long rotation. Students are also expected to go to an outside institution, spend a month working in the ED, and obtain a second SLOE based on this performance.

June 7, 2018

The Standardized Video Interview: Updates for the 2018-2019 Application Season

The 2018-2019 residency application season will be the second year of the “operational pilot” of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Standardized Video Interview (SVI).  The SVI was conceived out of a desire to recognize applicant qualities beyond academic metrics that may not otherwise be represented in the existing Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) application.  The goal was to widen the pool of applicants invited for an in person interview by adding a nonacademic dimension to the application.

April 30, 2018

Offboarding: Minding the Wellness Gap

As a new attending, one has ‘left the nest’, and is expected to make life and death decisions on their own, without the protective support system they have grown accustomed to in residency. 

April 17, 2018

EMRA Match - Now with CLERKSHIPS!

CORD and EMRA partnered together to make EMRA Match the most useful, transparent, and accurate EM Residency Program database.  With the most recent upgrade EMRA Match now includes CLERKSHIPS in addition to residencies.  

April 5, 2018

EM Procedure Resources for Medical Students

Procedures are a large part of Emergency Medicine and becoming competent with them is necessary. One of the questions many medical students starting their Emergency Medicine rotations have is what procedures they should be able to perform on their EM rotations.