Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Introducing the Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Consult Form

If you are looking for guidance in holistic recruitment, retention, or inclusion of URiM, the CORD DEI Committee has worked to create a consult form to put you in touch with skilled colleagues that can help year-round.

To request your consultation click here.

DEI Consultation Disclaimer: Any information provided in the DEI Consultation Form is collected and used solely to respond to an inquiry or request for guidance. By submitting this form, you agree that you will indemnify and hold harmless the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine (CORD) from and against all loses, claims, suits, or other legal liability and legal expense of any nature.

Privacy Statement: The information provided in the form and during the consultation is confidential and purely for the purpose of consultation. At no time will any of the information provided in the form or during the consultation be disclosed to any outside third parties unless consent is provided by the consultee.

About the CORD DEI Committee

Current Chair: Sreeja Natesan, MD

Vice Chair: TBD

Board Liaison: Cynthia Price, MD

Diversity and inclusion is an important aspect of our society.  As health care professionals, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment that provides opportunities and support for a wide breadth of individuals inclusive of all gender identities, sexual preferences, ethnicities, and races as well as socioeconomic backgrounds. As medical educators, it is also imperative that we integrate these same principles into our training of residents. As the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical (ACGME) has recently incorporated some of these principles into the Common Program Requirements, there have been many questions, which have arisen pertaining to best practices for recruitment, support, and retention of diversity among the trainees.  Emergency Medicine (EM) as a specialty has been at the forefront of many initiatives in the medical field. This is another opportunity for EM to pave the way and we are looking to do this by establishing a CORD Diversity Task Force.

For inquiries, questions, or comments, please send an email to CORD staff.

Please visit https://community.cordem.org for more information. 

Current Goals & Objectives:

The goal of this committee is to establish best practices for recruitment, support, and retention of a diverse population of medical professionals in the field of emergency medicine. This may be achieved by:

  1. Investigating current practices
  2. Establishing best practices
  3. Establishing support and mentorship for various groups on a regional and national level
  4. Establishment of resources for use by programs across the specialty

Current Projects:

This committee is newly established.


This committee is newly established.