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Apply to be the Organization of Resident Representatives (ORR) for CORD. Deadline to apply is June 3, 2019, 5:00 PM EST
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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.
Session 16:It takes a village to help a doctor mom breastfeed and pump for her baby
Hosted By: Nikita Joshi, MD
First and foremost - breastfeeding is important, however no one is less of a mother if they are unable to breastfeed. This is not meant to shame anyone who does not breastfeed their baby. Rather, this is a discussion about how to support those doctor moms who want to breastfeed when returning to work after maternity leave.
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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
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
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
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
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
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.