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CORD Board of Directors Nominations

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020-2021 Board of Directors. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2019, at 5:00 PM Eastern.

Become the EMARC Vice Chair

Becoming a leader in EMARC is easy as 1-2-3! Learn about the position and apply by the deadline, December 15, 2019, at 5:00 PM Eastern!

Academic Assembly Updates

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CORD Connects

Session 23: Leadership & Communication Styles

Host: Dr. Jan Shoenberger

Communication skills are at the heart of good leadership. We have all worked with people who are fantastic communicators and are often seen as “natural leaders” and we have also encountered people whose communication skills and style just don’t seem to work well. During this session, we will discuss and identify various communication styles and their pros and cons. We will reflect on our own personal communication styles and consider ways we may be able to improve our skills.

Session 22: Student Advising

Host: Shannon Moffett, MD

Advising medical students is often the responsibility of the Clerkship Director, Program Director or APD's, but there is rarely formal preparation for this part of the roles, and as new situations arise, the wheel can need to be invented again and again. This talk will give a brief framework of what one should know going into the role, how to set up a schedule and "advising database” to follow both core and visiting students through the application season, and then cover common pitfalls and resources for climbing up out of them.

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Latest Blog Posts

November 7, 2019

Home Team Advantage: Do Students Perform Better on Home vs. Away SLOEs?

It’s that time of year again: There’s a nip in the air, it’s dark before dinner, and residency applications are piling up in drifts.  Trying to compare two applications on their merits can be like raking leaves on a blustery day—certainty swirling away just when you thought it was in the bag.  At such times, a bit of data helps, so we were happy to see Boysen-Osborn et al’s analysis of the effect of home vs away institution on candidates’ SLOEs.1

October 3, 2019

ASC-EM Spotlight: the EMRA and CORD Student Advising Guide

Aimed at students but an important resource for faculty and advisors as well, the guide addresses the problem of over-application as well as the burden that applying places on students and faculty, focusing on helping candidates “apply smarter, not harder.” Heavily researched chapters covering each stage of the application process—from choosing EM through building an ERAS application and shaping a rank list—bring a calming dose of order and practicality to the undertaking. 

September 5, 2019

2019 Medical Student Resource list from ASC-EM

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

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.