COVID's Educational Impact Task Force

Current Chair: Melissa Platt, MD

Board Liaison: Dan Egan, MD

The COVID pandemic has had an impact on all aspects of emergency medicine residency training; yet, it has not been fully examined.  This task force will detail the changes to EM training since the COVID pandemic began with a special focus on the virtual synchronous didactic format.  The task force will involve key stakeholders to fully understand the influence of the novel modified instruction to all involved, and will also include the use of already available objective measures to further assess impact. Finally, we will report aspects of new learning models that may be brought forward and integrated into a future educational model.

For inquiries, questions, or comments about the committee, please send an e-mail to CORD staff.

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Current Goals & Objectives:

  1. Survey EM faculty and residents about the learning environment/modalities since the beginning of COVID modified instruction.
  2. Identify the positive and negative ramifications of virtual didactics and to make recommendations about such integration into the standard educational model.
  3. Compare last year’s national ITE scores with 2021 ITE scores to assess medical knowledge acquisition in the time of COVID.
  4. Involve key stakeholders (ABEM and EMRA) to participate.

Timeframe for Task Force Completion: 2 years

Time commitment: one-hour virtual call per month


  • Presentation at CORD AA
  • White paper of the consortium’s findings.