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Join us in Las Vegas for the 2023 CORD Academic Assembly, being held March 21-24, 2023. This is a must-attend event for those committed to leading the advancement of EM education. 

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If you missed the in-person meeting or want to catch up on something you missed to earn additional CME, you can now access Virtual Academic Assembly 2022, where the education is available On Demand. 

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Special Edition: Analysis of the 2022 Match - What Happened and What Should We Do?

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 | 3:30 PM ET
Alexis Pelletier-Bui, MD, Laura Hopson, MD, Michael Bond, MD, Alisa Hayes, MD, and Jason Reminick, MD, MBA, MS

As we all know, there were many open positions and unfilled programs in 2022 emergency medicine match.  Many theories have been discussed regarding the factors leading to this.  Was the rise in the number of residency programs not matched by the number of applicants applying to EM?  Did we scare away applicants to EM with the workforce projection study or stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic?  Did the removal of travel for interviews make it easier for a smaller group of applicants to engage in a larger number of interviews, essentially leading us to interview all of the same people?  Or were there other factors at play?  Using data from the NRMP, ERAS, Thalamus and CORD's 2022 Match Survey, we will discuss these theories and more, ending with a discussion on the actions residency programs may consider to maximize their yield in the upcoming EM residency match.

Recording Coming Soon! 

Session 51: 2022 National Physician Suicide Awareness Day

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Hosts: Loice Swisher, MD, MAAEM, FAAEM, Angela Chen, MD, and Mike Takacs, MD, MS, FAAEM

Dr. Loice Swisher co-founded the National Physician Suicide Awareness Day in 2018 as co-chair of the CORD Resilience Committee.  NPSA Day was designed as a time to share stories and practices to shine a light and speak its name.  She has become an advocate for physician suicide prevention sharing her own story of hope and recovery from a suicidal crisis.  

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June 6, 2022

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. 

April 11, 2021

A Path Forward–practical consensus on 2021-2022 EM advising

As the issue of–and complications surrounding–away rotations is the foremost question on the minds of emergency medicine advisers and their advisees, the Advising Students Committee in Emergency Medicine (ASC-EM) has chosen to use this space to reproduce the recently released consensus statement signed by AAEMAAEM-RSAACOEPACOEP-RSAACEPCDEMCORDEMRASAEM and RAMS.