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Now accepting 2018 CPC submissions

The Deadline is fast approaching, you have until November 5th, don't delay.

Ready. Set. Go! Submit that case that didn't leave you stumped but may leave others scratching their heads.

Take a look back at CORDAA17 videos

We're gearing up for Better Together, the CORD Academic Assembly 2019 theme. In the meantime take a look back at the 2017 videos. 2018 soon to follow.

CORD Connects

Session 11: Curriculum 102

Hosts: Laura Welsh, MD & Bjorn Watsjold, MD, MPH 

Even the most naturally talented teachers are ineffective without an educational plan. A well-designed curriculum provides a road map for delivering quality education. Building off Curriculum 101, this session will take a deeper dive into the curricular development process, highlighting practical tips for conducting your needs assessment, articulating your objectives and incorporating innovative educational modalities. We will also discuss how to maximize your effort and turn your curriculum into a scholarly product. 

Session 10: Flipped Classroom

Hosted By: Robert Cooney, MD, MSMedEd, FAAEM, FACEP

The flipped classroom is a didactic teaching technique that has garnered significant interest as easy to use technology has lowered the barriers to content creation. This session will explore the history of the flipped classroom, evidence of effectiveness, and finish with recommendations for successful implementation.

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CPC Submissions

Be part of the most exciting competition on EM by submitting your Case! Deadline is November 5th.

CORD Board Nominations

CORD Board Nominations begin November 15th. Give yourself enough time to see if you qualify.

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Collaborate with your peers. Browse dynamic discussion groups enabling you to communicate with like-minded people and to grow your network of passionate people. 

Latest Blog Posts

September 10, 2018

Suicidal Ideation: What to do when going towards the cliff’s edge

Depression incidence in 740 interns increased from 4% to 27% in the first 3 months of training, while thoughts of death rose 370%.

Sen, S. et al., Archives of General Psychiatry 2010

September 6, 2018

*NEW* Resource for Advisors: Student Advising Consult Service

CORD’s Advising Students Committee in Emergency Medicine (ASC-EM) is happy to announce a new resource for advisors: the Student Advisor Consult Service! This service is an important resource for any advisors who have specific or sensitive questions about advising medical students applying to emergency medicine.

August 2, 2018

EM Rotation Resources for Medical Students

The emergency medicine away rotation has become an important part of a fourth year medical student’s application for residency. Because of this, students should strive to put their best foot forward on their rotations. The amount of resources (especially with so much #FOAMed) can be overwhelming for some. Below are some high yield resources that medical students on audition rotations may find beneficial to review before and during their rotation.

July 31, 2018

Recruiting Medical Students to your EM Residency: Easy as PIE

Every class of EM residents has those individuals who make you proud to be an educator. They seem to have instinctual clinical gestalt. Deep down you know they will become a better physician than you. Now what if you could recruit an entire class of interns like them. Your job would become less time consuming and more rewarding. Now how can a program recruit this dream class?

July 7, 2018

How to Succeed on your EM Away Rotations

Away rotations. What once was an option is now essentially mandatory if you want to match in emergency medicine (EM). In order to have a “complete” ERAS application, most students will get a SLOE (Standardized Letter of Evaluation) from their home program after a month-long rotation. Students are also expected to go to an outside institution, spend a month working in the ED, and obtain a second SLOE based on this performance.

June 7, 2018

The Standardized Video Interview: Updates for the 2018-2019 Application Season

The 2018-2019 residency application season will be the second year of the “operational pilot” of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Standardized Video Interview (SVI).  The SVI was conceived out of a desire to recognize applicant qualities beyond academic metrics that may not otherwise be represented in the existing Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) application.  The goal was to widen the pool of applicants invited for an in person interview by adding a nonacademic dimension to the application.

April 30, 2018

Offboarding: Minding the Wellness Gap

As a new attending, one has ‘left the nest’, and is expected to make life and death decisions on their own, without the protective support system they have grown accustomed to in residency. 

April 17, 2018

EMRA Match - Now with CLERKSHIPS!

CORD and EMRA partnered together to make EMRA Match the most useful, transparent, and accurate EM Residency Program database.  With the most recent upgrade EMRA Match now includes CLERKSHIPS in addition to residencies.  

April 5, 2018

EM Procedure Resources for Medical Students

Procedures are a large part of Emergency Medicine and becoming competent with them is necessary. One of the questions many medical students starting their Emergency Medicine rotations have is what procedures they should be able to perform on their EM rotations.