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ACGME Response

ACGME responds to concerns regarding their new Common Program Requirements.

Effective Consultation in Emergency Medicine

*NEW VIDEO* CORD, EMRA & CDEM are excited to announce the release of a new educational video.

MD in the Black

"A personal Finance Primer for Medical Residents" - MD in the Black is the perfect book to guide you towards financial freedom.

CORD Connects

Session 13: Social Media in Education

Hosts: Anand Swaminathan, MD, MPH

Medical education continues to evolve at a rapid pace as an increasing number of technologies become available to the educator. In this seminar, we will explore the use of social media and free open access medical education (FOAMed) in learning.

Session 12: Remediation - From A to Z

Hosted By: Kelly Williamson, MD

At some point, remediation will come up. This session will cover everything you thought you knew and more. Join Dr. Williamson for Remediation: From A to Z to better define common terminology related to remediation, review a step-wise standardized approach to remediation, discuss challenging remediation cases and the best ways to broach the topic with your residents.

*Please note the time change, this session will be held 5:00pm EST*

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December 6, 2018

The Underrepresented Applicant Emergency Medicine Applying Guide

his application guide is intended for Emergency Medicine bound medical students who identify as being from a group which is underrepresented in the medical field as well as their respective advisers and mentors. This guide is intended as a supplement to the General EM Applying Guide.

November 1, 2018

Orphan Applicant Emergency Medicine Applying Guide

The application and match process in EM have undergone significant changes in the past few years. This guide is meant to provide further detail to students who do not have an EM residency faculty member familiar with recent changes to help guide them through the application process.

October 22, 2018

Deliberate Practice: Deliberate Patient Presentation

After every single patient encounter in the ED learners present to their staff.  This is frequently a painful process for both learner and preceptor.  Too often the learner fails to paint a clear picture of what they think is going on and the preceptor is left picking up the pieces and doing the problem solving.  Educators infrequently focus on teaching the art of presentation and as a result the learner will often make this presentation style habitual and little progress is made in their clinical judgement and ability to communicate.

October 18, 2018

ACEP18 Advising Students in EM (ASC-EM) Round Up

Two weeks ago, the Advising Students Committee in Emergency Medicine (ASC-EM) met at ACEP Scientific Assembly in San Diego, California. We have some exciting projects currently going on and since our last update we have produced some amazing resources for students applying to Emergency Medicine and those who advise them. This post serves as an update from our meeting at ACEP18....

September 10, 2018

Suicidal Ideation: What to do when going towards the cliff’s edge

Depression incidence in 740 interns increased from 4% to 27% in the first 3 months of training, while thoughts of death rose 370%.

Sen, S. et al., Archives of General Psychiatry 2010

September 6, 2018

*NEW* Resource for Advisors: Student Advising Consult Service

CORD’s Advising Students Committee in Emergency Medicine (ASC-EM) is happy to announce a new resource for advisors: the Student Advisor Consult Service! This service is an important resource for any advisors who have specific or sensitive questions about advising medical students applying to emergency medicine.

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.