The goal of this mini-fellowship is to provide Emergency Medicine residents with the knowledge and skills to effect positive change in the areas of well-being, resilience, and engagement at their own programs and institutions.
By the end of this mini-fellowship, residents will be able to:
This mini-fellowship will take place over the course of one year. It will begin with a half-day workshop held during the CORD Academic Assembly 2018 and continue with a series of online lectures given by faculty members of the CORD Resilience Committee. Each resident will be responsible for development of a longitudinal wellness project with guidance from the mini-fellowship leadership. All mini-fellowship residents will be included as members of the CORD Resilience Committee and encouraged to participate in projects sponsored by the Committee. Graduation from the program will take place at the CORD Academic Assembly in 2020.
The goal of the half-day introductory workshop is to introduce the residents to the goals, objectives, and expectations of the mini-fellowship as well as teach them knowledge and skills that will allow them to “hit the ground running” with their longitudinal wellness projects.
Following the half-day workshop at the CORD AA 2019, residents will be expected to attend a series of online virtual lectures given by the faculty on the CORD Resilience Committee. Each lecture will be followed by a facilitated roundtable discussion of the residents’ progress on their longitudinal projects. Some sessions may have more than one lecture scheduled. Sessions will occur in the evening (8PM - 9:30PM EST) of the first Wednesday of every other month. Sessions will be conducted and recorded using Zoom Meetings.
Tentative Lecture Schedule
Proposed Lecture Topics and Faculty
Many of the following topics will be selected for virtual lecture session. The remaining topics will be considered for optional independent learning on the “off-months.”
Each of the participants will be paired with a faculty member from the CORD Resilience Committee. Mentors will help to guide their projects as well as act as a contact for networking and sponsorship opportunities. Each mentor will be provided with basic guidelines and expectations. There will be an informal meet-and-greet session scheduled during the CORD Academic Assembly in 2018 as an opportunity for the mini-fellows and mentors to connect with each other.
Expectations of Mentors
Although the final graduation session is not mandatory, residents are invited to attend a short ceremony at the CORD Academic Assembly in 2020. Certificates will be mailed to any residents who cannot attend. The ceremony will occur during the lunch period of the half-day introductory workshop at the 2020 Academic Assembly. Graduates are encouraged to meet the new fellows and offer advice and wisdom that they have gained over the course of completing the mini-fellowship.
CORD will not provide funding for travel or conference registration to Academic Assembly. Those selected for the Mini-Fellowship will be expected to provide their own funding for travel and conference registration to attend Academic Assembly.
Applicants must submit their CV, personal statement, one letter of recommendation, a letter of endorsement by their Program Director, and a $100 application fee. Eight residents will be chosen for participation. Applications will be selected by the Resilience Committee leadership.