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Preference/Program Signaling in Emergency Medicine

Emergency medicine (EM) will be participating in preference signaling (aka program signaling) as a pilot in the 2022-2023 residency application cycle through the ERAS Supplemental Application. 

NEW: 2022-23 EM Recruitment Season Recommendations

It is our goal to promote the balance that exists between program autonomy, student access to programs, and advocacy for the wellbeing of our members by providing guidance regarding the 2022-23 recruitment season. Recognizing the diversity of opinions and needs as well as the potential for unanticipated challenges with COVID, we have intentionally structured these as recommendations rather than requirements.

Substance Use Disorder Education for EM Residents

A collaboration between ACEP, ABEM, CORD, and EMRA has led to the development of a curriculum for emergency medicine residency programs. This curriculum aims to teach residents about SUD disease processes and evidence-based treatment options, reduce stigma, and empower emergency physicians to actively engage patients in treatment.

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CORD Connects

Session 48: Preference/Program Signaling in EM: Guidance for Programs

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 3:30 PM EDT
Hosted by: 
Alexis Pelletier-Bui, MD, and Elizabeth Barrall Werley, MD, FACEP

Preference/program signaling (PS) will be implemented in the upcoming 2022-2023 emergency medicine residency application cycle. This course will provide an overview of the goals of PS and its implementation in EM through the ERAS Supplemental Application. We will provide guidance to programs on using and incorporating signals into the residency application process. We will host a moderated Q&A session.

Session 47: So you don’t want to be a PD? Alternative but awesome careers for medical educators!

Thursday, April 28, 2022
Hosted by: Wendy Coates, MD, Gino Farina, MD,  and Megan Fix, MD 

The world of medical education in Emergency Medicine is vast and there are many opportunities to be a leader. The skills attained as a member of the residency or clerkship leadership team will serve you well in various other settings. We will introduce many options for future career paths in Medical Education and beyond and describe our past and current roles. Finally, we will host a moderated Q&A session. 

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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.

February 9, 2021

Dis CORD? Pandemic Advising–Round 2

On January 25, 2021, the Coalition for Physician Accountability, an organization whose members include the American Medical Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the American Osteopathic Association, and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education—and a host of other national oversight organizations—released updated recommendations on away rotations that will mainly affect the 2021-22 academic year.

January 9, 2021

Happy New Year?

The two weeks spanning the winter holidays and leading into the new year are a glorious time.  Not only because of the holiday festivities (family, friends, gift-giving, gorging on fudge and pecan brittle, popping champagne) but also because we finally get a break from the interview season.  The last few months of frenetic activity all of a sudden goes on pause and there is this blessed protected time where we are not “supposed to be” doing anything specific.  The world of students and programs holds their collective breath, regroups, and prepares to head into the final push to the end.