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Session 21: Choosing an Academic Career
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Hosts: Dr. Nicholas Kman
This CORD Connects session on Choosing an Academic Career will focus on strategies for residents, fellows, and recent graduates to plan for and obtain a position in Academic EM.
Separate topics will include skill sets necessary for success, whether to pursue fellowship, moving toward Medical Student Educator, moving toward Residency Educator and careers in Research.
Session 20: Clinical Competency Committee
Hosted By: Scott Leuchten, MD & Holly Caretta-Weyer, MD
The talk will focus on the requirements and opportunities associated with the Clinical Competency Committee. The discussion will focus on best practices in creating a CCC that can provide improved Assessment of the Learning as well as Assessment for Learning to create a well-meaning and well functioning committee.
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September 5, 2019
With all the #FOAMed and medical pages online, sometimes its easy to get lost and bombarded with information. That’s why ASC-EM did the work for you!
Over the years, we have curated a list of resources for medical students applying to emergency medicine, as well as their advisors, that have been reviewed and are endorsed by ASC-EM. This list includes podcasts, resources with information on the match/application process, clerkship information and more!
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
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
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
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.