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DEI Virtual Conference Didactic Submissions Now Open

We are seeking dynamic speakers for our Annual CORD DEI Virtual Conference on Tuesday, September 17, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM CST.

This conference aims to redefine DEI in our current climate and share strategies to advance these values within our communities. We invite Program Directors, Program Coordinators, Residency Program Leadership, Core Faculty, and other DEI advocates to participate.

Deadline for submissions: Sunday, July 28, 2024, Midnight CST.

CORD APIC Best Practices for the 2024-2025 Residency Application and Interview Season

Guided by the experience of Emergency Medicine over the last several application cycles, the Application Process Improvement Committee issues the following guidance to programs for the 2024-2025 application and interview cycle in Emergency Medicine.

Joint Statement on the Emergency Medicine 2024 Match Results

In the 2024 Match, we enthusiastically welcomed over 3000 new residents to Emergency Medicine!

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 66: The Path to Successful Didactic Submission

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 

Hosts: Molly Estes, MD, Guy Carmelli, MD, Jessica Pelletier, DO, and Sreeja Natesan, MD

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.


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Latest Blog Posts

June 25, 2024

Meet the CORD Board: Alexis Pelletier-Bui, MD

We are excited to introduce the dedicated individuals who form the backbone of our organization. Each month, we will spotlight a different board member, offering insights into their backgrounds, interests, and unique perspectives. This month we are pleased to introduce you to Alexis Pelletier-Bui, 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.