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Open letter to CORD members

CORD President Fiona Gallahue, MD, FACEP addresses the current issues affecting our country.

Residency Application Process

Consensus Statement on the 2020-2021 Residency Application Process for US Medical Students Planning Careers in Emergency Medicine in the Main Residency Match.

CORD Job Board

The CORD Job Board is now open! View postings for open academic emergency medicine positions or reach more than 2100+ individual member representatives with your open position!

2019 EM Model Released

The 2019 EM Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine has been released. Please click here to view the new 2019 Model.

CORD Connects

Session 28: Residency Graduation 2020

Thursday, May 28, 2020 
Host: Jordan Spector, MD

Looking for ways to make Residency Graduation special this year, despite the social distancing mandates? We have collated a number of ideas and plans to help you deliver an event that is not only worthy of this wonderful occasion but may offer opportunities for your event to be even more broad and inclusive than in years past. CORD Connects on May 28, we hope to see you there!


Session 27: Surviving Resident Conference in the age of COVID19

Hosts: Tom Perera, MD & Matt Silver, MD

As a community, emergency medicine has had to rapidly adjust to the changes that caused the pandemic. Social distancing forced drastic changes to resident conferences and we were not all fully prepared for these changes. In this episode of CORD connects we would like to discuss the successes and failures of this transition and suggest ways to improve even the most digitally facile program.

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April 13, 2020

Approaching July: Prepping Advisees for Internship

Congratulations – your advisees matched!  After the well-deserved celebration and sighs of relief, both of you realize that there is still another mentorship question to answer: now what? This question has never been harder to answer than in the spring of 2020. 

March 13, 2020

Consensus Statement Regarding SLOEs and Away Rotations

for the 2020-2021 application cycle, from CORD’s Advising Students Committee in Emergency Medicine (ASC-EM)

With the unpredictable future of COVID 19, we are aware that institutions have begun altering the clinical experience for students, and instituting bans on travel for both their faculty and students. Several institutions have already decided not to accept any visiting students for clerkship rotations, and it is likely that others will prohibit their own students from traveling to complete away rotations.

March 10, 2020

ADVISING UP! a guide for Deans counseling EM-bound students

ONE of the trickiest tasks in advising EM-bound medical students is coordinating and contextualizing the information they get–from word of mouth, the internet, and other advisors. To help solidify the message and lay a clear, evidence-based foundation for conversations between EM advisors and the medical school-wide advising teams, ASC-EM has put together the Advising UP! guide, meant for distribution to deans and other non-EM advisors.

February 10, 2020

Preparing For the Worst: No-Match Monday

No one wants it to happen. But it will, eventually, if you advise long enough: one of your advisees won’t match. The best protection against that eventuality is solid, realistic advising and a good back-up plan. But if prevention fails, the candidate will need great advising more than ever. Which makes now, just a few weeks before the match, the time to carefully read over ASC-EM’s brand-new evidence-based NO MATCH MONDAY EMERGENCY MEDICINE ADVISING GUIDE, found below or downloadable here. Here’s hoping you won’t need it this year.

January 3, 2020

Hello World! the fledgling EM-bound student

Some students arrived to med-school EM-bound and haven’t wavered.  Others are still vacillating between EM and one or two (or three or five) other specialties. Either way, at this time of year third-year medical students are awakening to the need to actually declare their specialty soon, and desperate for info to ensure success or hone the list of possible specialties.