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Nominee for ABEM Director-at-Large

Apply today to become the CORD liaison on the ABEM Director at Large position! Deadline is July 19, 2019 | 5:00 PM EST

CORD Standardized Letter of Evaluation (SLOE)

It's that time of year! We have all of your Sloe questions answered in the FAQ. Take a moment to read each description and see what fits your situation best. *Forms for 2019-2020 will be available at the end of July*


CORD is collaborating with ABEM, ACEP & EMRA to apply for a SAMHSA Grant. If you would like to represent CORD on this collaboration click below to apply. Deadline is July 18, 2019  |  5:00 PM EST.

EMRA and CORD Student Advising Guide

Get your own copy of this new student advising guide.

CORD Connects

Session 18: How to do bedside teaching

Hosted By: Leah Bright, MD & Linda Regan, MD

This session will focus on how to improve your bedside teaching skills. The speakers will cover barriers to teaching and a brief overview of how adult learning theory can help you be a better bedside teacher. A review of models present in the literature will be covered, followed by a discussion around identifying teachable moments in our busy environment. Learners will walk about with earls you can use on your next shift!

Session 17: Innovations in New Resident Orientation

Hosts: Arlene S. Chung, MD, MACM & Shivani Mody, DO, MSEd 

July is a time when many EM residency programs provide orientation sessions for their new trainees. This CORD Connects will focus on best practices and innovative ideas for onboarding interns in order for them to gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for success during residency.


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June 4, 2019

The Standardized Video Interview: Updates for the 2019-2020 Application Cycle

The Standard Video Interview (SVI) was developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) in response to the perceived need to provide information which would speak to the professionalism and communication skills of an applicant distinct from the academic metrics already available in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) application.  The SVI was added as a required component of the ERAS application for students applying to Emergency Medicine (EM) in the 2019 Match and will continue to be required for the current 2020 Match cycle.

May 20, 2019

CORD Education Consult Service

*NEW* CORD Education Consult Service

CORD’s Education Committee is excited to announce the Education Consult Service, aka the ECS!

The ECS is designed to help program leaders take advantage of the collective mind and experience of their peers within the CORD community. There is no reason to agonize over residency administration issues and reinvent the wheel when CORD includes hundreds of colleagues who have dealt with similar concerns and are able to provide guidance. The ECS is intended to connect residency program members with expert consultants in a variety of residency-related content areas in an effort to relay best practices and expert-recommended solutions to common residency program issues. This service is free to all CORD members.

May 3, 2019

The “At-Risk” Applicants’ Emergency Medicine Applying Guide

This applying guide is intended for students interested in applying to emergency medicine (EM) but who have had academic struggles, professionalism concerns, or other potential red flags that may affect their ability to match. A printable version of this guide can be found here.

April 5, 2019

ASC-EM Round Up: CORD Academic Assembly 2019

The past week, the CORD Advising Students Committee in Emergency Medicine met during  CORD Academic Assembly 2019 in lovely Seattle, Washington. The committee has had a busy and exciting year, with efforts directed towards improving and developing advising resources for medical students applying to emergency medicine.

This post serves as a brief update from the committee after our meeting at CORD.

March 21, 2019

A Yelper’s Guide to Writing Student Reviews

Providing timely feedback is a critical component in medical education in promoting learning and learner self-reflection as they acquire new skills and knowledge in the ever-changing field of medicine. Feedback should be provided in a safe space, be based on direct observation, with specific suggestions for future improvement. 

March 18, 2019

The Self-Study Visit for Emergency Medicine

In 2016, three years after the Self-Study was introduced through the Next Accreditation System (NAS), the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) offered select programs the opportunity to enroll in a pilot of the Self-Study program. There is limited literature outlining the optimal implementation of the Self-Study in EM, therefore forcing any program embarking on the process to create timely de novo hypothesized best practices.  The formation of this methodology informs this article which means to function as a template to the Self-Study process for EM programs.

March 7, 2018

5 Tips for EM Away Rotation Letters of Interest

As applications for Emergency Medicine away rotations begin to open, many students have been asking what programs are looking for when they request a letter of interest.

The letter of interest essentially is a way for clerkship directors to see who is genuinely interested in the program. It is meant to ensure visiting student rotation slots go to EM bound applicants who are genuinely interested in a program/area.  As far as visiting student rotation applications, some programs view it as the single most important piece of data we use to select which students to invite for rotations.