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CORD Support of DO Applicants
"In emergency medicine, a growing number of applicants have osteopathic backgrounds, constituting a robust and expanding segment of our medical community. CORD values osteopathic education, and osteopathic students merit equal opportunity as they apply for residency."
CORD Support of Christus Spohn
CORD recently learned of the unexpected closing of our member program Christus Spohn, located in Corpus Christi, TX, effective June of 2026.
We wanted to share our support for their Program Director, Dr. Alainya Tomanec and her 36 residents, along with a few details that we know to be true.
Session 62: Looking Towards the Future: Creating an Educational Portfolio and Preparing for Promotion
Thursday, November 30, 2023
Hosts: Saadia Akhtar, MD, & Guy Carmelli, MD, MSEd, FACEP
The process of academic promotion can be confusing. Join Saadia Akhtar and Guy Carmelli for a session on identifying the various steps involved in the academic promotion process for the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor ranks. Participants will learn about resources that can be utilized to make the process easier.
Recording Coming Soon!
Session 61: How I Stay Well: Stories From Emergency Physicians in Times of Acute Stress
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
EM physician panelists will share stories of times of stress and how they stay well, despite the challenges they face while at the bedside, as a program leader, or as a patient or family member.
Recording Coming Soon!
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February 21, 2023
We have new resources to help you speak with your patients about COVID-19 treatments. These free print and digital materials are available for ACEP members to use to help educate patients about COVID-19.
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
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.