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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.

CORD Job Board

Looking for a new position or looking to find the best talent, the CORD Job Board is a central location to find careers in academic emergency medicine.

CORD Connects

Session 65: Adaptive Expertise: The Optimal Outcome of Emergency Medicine Training

Thursday, May 23, 2024 

Hosts: Jeremy Branzetti, MD, MHPE, and Laura Hopson, MD MEd

In this CORD Connects, we describe adaptive expertise, explain why it is central to the practice of emergency medicine, and give educators practical means to train their residents to become adaptive experts.


Session 63: What is the Real Reason to Go into Emergency Medicine? Helping Students Realign Their Expectations of the Specialty- It Isn't "Lifestyle"

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 

Hosts: Thomas Perera, MD, Andrew Ulrich, MD, and Wallace Carter, MD

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April, 18, 2024

Reflecting on the CORD Academic Assembly: A Journey of Professional and Personal Growth 

As I reviewed my notes from the CORD Academic Assembly, I am reminded of the initial excitement I had back in August of 2023 as a brand-new Program Manager. I applied for the CORD scholarship out of a strong desire to gain understanding of my new role as an emergency medicine residency program coordinator. 

February 21, 2023

Get New Resources to Educate Patients About COVID-19 Treatments

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.

2023 -2024

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

Survey Says…

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.