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All SLOEs for the 2022-23 application season will be updated and live for completion over the next few weeks.  Please check back soon to access the updated letters.  Thank you!

Preference/Program Signaling in Emergency Medicine

Emergency medicine (EM) will be participating in preference signaling (aka program signaling) as a pilot in the 2022-2023 residency application cycle through the ERAS Supplemental Application. 

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Session 49: Sticks and Stones: Microaggressions in the Electronic Health Record

Thursday, June 23, 2022 
Hosted by: Mary McLean, MD, Yomna Nassef, MD, and Evan Ou, MD, MBA

The April 2021 CURES Act enabled patients to easily read their own electronic health records, bringing to the forefront the pervasive use of microaggressions in everyday medical language and documentation. (Think of words like “abusive” and “noncompliant.”) The speakers will raise awareness of this long-standing and universal issue and provide remedies to check our own bias, change our language, teach our peers and learners, and mitigate potential harm that may come from microaggressions in the EHR.

Session 48: Preference/Program Signaling in EM: Guidance for Programs

Thursday, May 26, 2022 
Hosted by: 
Alexis Pelletier-Bui, MD, and Elizabeth Barrall Werley, MD, FACEP

Preference/program signaling (PS) will be implemented in the upcoming 2022-2023 emergency medicine residency application cycle. This course will provide an overview of the goals of PS and its implementation in EM through the ERAS Supplemental Application. We will provide guidance to programs on using and incorporating signals into the residency application process. We will host a moderated Q&A session.

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June 6, 2022

The EM Applicant Preference/Program Signaling Guide is now Available!

The EM Applicant/Advisor Supplemental Guide to Preference/Program Signaling (PS) is now available on the CORD website! This guide is meant to serve as a complement to (not a substitute for) the AAMC Supplemental ERAS Application Guide. We recommend reading the AAMC guide first to review the mechanics on how to submit signals via the ERAS Supplemental Application. 

May 25, 2022

Tokens! A Quick Guide to EM Preference Signaling

Knowing our audience of advisors well, we here at ASC-EM won’t bother hunting for citations to adorn this sentence: We are all suffering from burnout of historic proportions.  Whatever one’s politics, beliefs, position and physical capacity, the last two and a half years have been hard in a way that might (if one were prone to such thoughts) seem almost specifically targeted to make life difficult for ER doctors and educators. 

June 19, 2021


In honor of Juneteenth, this month’s ASC-EM contribution to the Vocal Cord will simply highlight resources you can point your students toward to find grants and scholarships for away rotations aimed at students from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine (UiM, URiM, URM)

May 20, 2021

Survey Says…

The 2020-21 match season delivered an unprecedented level of uncertainty to students and the faculty advising them. As members of the CORD Advising Students Committee in Emergency Medicine (ASC-EM), we developed and sent out a small survey on the recently finished 2020-2021 advising season.  We are still processing the data, but thought it was important to share some preliminary findings, as the 2021/22 advising season has already begun, and we will all be forced—again—to advise in the face of uncertainty. 

April 11, 2021

A Path Forward–practical consensus on 2021-2022 EM advising

As the issue of–and complications surrounding–away rotations is the foremost question on the minds of emergency medicine advisers and their advisees, the Advising Students Committee in Emergency Medicine (ASC-EM) has chosen to use this space to reproduce the recently released consensus statement signed by AAEMAAEM-RSAACOEPACOEP-RSAACEPCDEMCORDEMRASAEM and RAMS.