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NAM ABEM Fellow Nominations

ABEM is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) ABEM Fellow position. 

Applications are due April 1, 2021.

CORD statement on anti-Asian Violence

Please take a moment to read a statement from the CORD Board of Directors regarding the recent uptick in violence in the Asian community. Together we stand in unity.

CPC Schedules Released!

View the schedules for the 2021 CPC Semi-Finals!

All time zones listed for the competition are Pacific.

CORD Connects

Session 35:Health Equity Rounds: Creating Space for Uncomfortable Conversations on Race, Health Disparities, and Social Justice

Host:  Italo M. Brown, MD MPH 

Now more than ever, emergency physicians are confronting the underlying social currents that affect patient care and health outcomes. Health Equity Rounds explores these factors through case-based dialogue that builds the foundational knowledge of equity and social justice while increasing awareness of implicit bias, microaggressions, and privilege. 

Session 34: Successful Strategies for Academic Development and Advancement

Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 3:30 PM EST/
Host: Marc Borenstein, MD

This talk will outline a successful strategy for early to mid-career academic development and advancement as well as discuss approaches for the accurate assessment of one's academic career progress. Common pitfalls to academic career advancement and effective approaches to enhance academic career advancement will be explored.

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Latest Blog Posts

April 13, 2020

Approaching July: Prepping Advisees for Internship

Congratulations – your advisees matched!  After the well-deserved celebration and sighs of relief, both of you realize that there is still another mentorship question to answer: now what? This question has never been harder to answer than in the spring of 2020. 

March 13, 2020

Consensus Statement Regarding SLOEs and Away Rotations

for the 2020-2021 application cycle, from CORD’s Advising Students Committee in Emergency Medicine (ASC-EM)

With the unpredictable future of COVID 19, we are aware that institutions have begun altering the clinical experience for students, and instituting bans on travel for both their faculty and students. Several institutions have already decided not to accept any visiting students for clerkship rotations, and it is likely that others will prohibit their own students from traveling to complete away rotations.

March 10, 2020

ADVISING UP! a guide for Deans counseling EM-bound students

ONE of the trickiest tasks in advising EM-bound medical students is coordinating and contextualizing the information they get–from word of mouth, the internet, and other advisors. To help solidify the message and lay a clear, evidence-based foundation for conversations between EM advisors and the medical school-wide advising teams, ASC-EM has put together the Advising UP! guide, meant for distribution to deans and other non-EM advisors.

February 10, 2020

Preparing For the Worst: No-Match Monday

No one wants it to happen. But it will, eventually, if you advise long enough: one of your advisees won’t match. The best protection against that eventuality is solid, realistic advising and a good back-up plan. But if prevention fails, the candidate will need great advising more than ever. Which makes now, just a few weeks before the match, the time to carefully read over ASC-EM’s brand-new evidence-based NO MATCH MONDAY EMERGENCY MEDICINE ADVISING GUIDE, found below or downloadable here. Here’s hoping you won’t need it this year.

January 3, 2020

Hello World! the fledgling EM-bound student

Some students arrived to med-school EM-bound and haven’t wavered.  Others are still vacillating between EM and one or two (or three or five) other specialties. Either way, at this time of year third-year medical students are awakening to the need to actually declare their specialty soon, and desperate for info to ensure success or hone the list of possible specialties.