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Register Now for MERC@CORD at ACEP19

Registration is now open for the MERC@CORD Workshops at ACEP19

CORD @ ACEP Schedule

Check here for a schedule of CORD events at ACEP9 in Denver, CO.

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RAF
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CPC Finals Schedule

*Just released* the CPC Finals schedule in Denver, CO.

Submit your Abstract

Are you ready to submit your research for #CORDAA20? We launched a new way to submit your research case to please read the instructions carefully! Deadline for submissions is November 8, 2019, at 5:00 PM EST.

CORD Connects

Session 21: Choosing an Academic Career

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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Latest Blog Posts

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.

April 5, 2019

ASC-EM Round Up: CORD Academic Assembly 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.