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If you missed some of the gear at #CORDAA19 now is your chance to purchase some of the great items available. Purchases benefit the CORD Cares Foundation. 


National Physician Suicide Awareness Day is September 17, 2019. Show your support and purchase a lapel pin or pen for yourself or one for each member of your program. Purchases benefit the CORD Cares Foundation. 

Register Now for MERC@CORD at ACEP19

Registration is now open for the MERC@CORD Workshops at ACEP19


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CORD Connects

Session 19: The Interview Season (Screening ERAS applications, SLOEs, interviews, creating a rank list)

Hosts: Cullen Hegarty, MD & Bradley Hernandez, MD

Interview season 2019-20 is slowly approaching!  To help prepare you for a successful recruitment season, we will go through the entire process from start to finish—application review/using ERAS, reading and writing SLOEs, interview days, staff and resident feedback on applicants, and generating a match list.  We will share with you our approach to all of these areas and also explain other ways to do things.  After our session, we’d be happy to field questions about interview season!

Session 18: How to do bedside teaching

Hosted By: Leah Bright, MD & Linda Regan, MD

This session will focus on how to improve your bedside teaching skills. The speakers will cover barriers to teaching and a brief overview of how adult learning theory can help you be a better bedside teacher. A review of models present in the literature will be covered, followed by a discussion around identifying teachable moments in our busy environment. Learners will walk about with earls you can use on your next shift!

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August 1, 2019

A new tool for insight on EM programs: Residency Explorer

The Residency Explorer is a new tool developed in a joint effort from a number of organizations including the AAMC, AACOM, AMA, NBME and NRMP that was launched in June 2019 and will be available for use until the end of November 2019. It was designed to help applicants navigate across 11 specialties, including Emergency Medicine, with the purpose of providing insight on residency programs as well as helping to compare one’s personal profile to applicants that matched at a respective program using historical NRMP data.

July 4, 2019

A new application tool for applicants: EMATCH

We are excited to introduce an exciting new tool developed by the CORD Application Process Improvement Committee. EMATCH was designed to try and help applicants identify at risk characteristics that may need specific strategies to maximize their application in EM. 

June 4, 2019

The Standardized Video Interview: Updates for the 2019-2020 Application Cycle

The Standard Video Interview (SVI) was developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) in response to the perceived need to provide information which would speak to the professionalism and communication skills of an applicant distinct from the academic metrics already available in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) application.  The SVI was added as a required component of the ERAS application for students applying to Emergency Medicine (EM) in the 2019 Match and will continue to be required for the current 2020 Match cycle.

May 20, 2019

CORD Education Consult Service

*NEW* CORD Education Consult Service

CORD’s Education Committee is excited to announce the Education Consult Service, aka the ECS!

The ECS is designed to help program leaders take advantage of the collective mind and experience of their peers within the CORD community. There is no reason to agonize over residency administration issues and reinvent the wheel when CORD includes hundreds of colleagues who have dealt with similar concerns and are able to provide guidance. The ECS is intended to connect residency program members with expert consultants in a variety of residency-related content areas in an effort to relay best practices and expert-recommended solutions to common residency program issues. This service is free to all CORD members.

May 3, 2019

The “At-Risk” Applicants’ Emergency Medicine Applying Guide

This applying guide is intended for students interested in applying to emergency medicine (EM) but who have had academic struggles, professionalism concerns, or other potential red flags that may affect their ability to match. A printable version of this guide can be found here.

April 5, 2019

ASC-EM Round Up: CORD Academic Assembly 2019

The past week, the CORD Advising Students Committee in Emergency Medicine met during  CORD Academic Assembly 2019 in lovely Seattle, Washington. The committee has had a busy and exciting year, with efforts directed towards improving and developing advising resources for medical students applying to emergency medicine.

This post serves as a brief update from the committee after our meeting at CORD.

March 21, 2019

A Yelper’s Guide to Writing Student Reviews

Providing timely feedback is a critical component in medical education in promoting learning and learner self-reflection as they acquire new skills and knowledge in the ever-changing field of medicine. Feedback should be provided in a safe space, be based on direct observation, with specific suggestions for future improvement. 

March 18, 2019

The Self-Study Visit for Emergency Medicine

In 2016, three years after the Self-Study was introduced through the Next Accreditation System (NAS), the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) offered select programs the opportunity to enroll in a pilot of the Self-Study program. There is limited literature outlining the optimal implementation of the Self-Study in EM, therefore forcing any program embarking on the process to create timely de novo hypothesized best practices.  The formation of this methodology informs this article which means to function as a template to the Self-Study process for EM programs.