Medical Student Resources

The documents below were produced by CORD committees & task forces. If you would like to have a document included, please email

Released, September 23, 2021
Read the latest guide from the CORD ASC-EM Committee on Virtual Interviews
How to Navigate Virtual Interviews

Released, July 2021
Read the statement from CORD and the report from COPA regarding 2021 residency interviews. COPA Guidelines & Interviews  

  • No Match Monday (Updated 10/2021)
    This guide is for those students who applied to Emergency Medicine and received notice that they did not match. The purpose of this guide is to explain the options students have after receiving notification they did not match. At the end of the guide, there is additional information for advisers in preparing at-risk students both ahead of the match and after an advisee goes unmatched.
  • Existing Medical Student Advising Resource List - (2020) An annotated list of resources for students interested in EM.
  • How to Get an Away Rotation

Calling All EM Applicants: Post-Application, Pre-Interview Communication
Post-application, pre-interview communication is something applicants may consider prior to receiving interview invitations.  However, the communication needs to be done at the right time, for the right reason and sent through the appropriate channels.  Applicants should be aware that professionalism is measured by their communication with programs. 

EMRA and CORD Student Advising Guide: An Evidence-Based Approach to Matching in Emergency Medicine - this is a guide for medical students interested in applying for an Emergency Medicine residency. It serves as an initial resource for planning your fourth year and moves through the application process. Please supplement it with personalized advising from an academic EM advisor.

EM Applicant FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions of the EM Applicant

Medical Student Planner - helps you plan your performance and activities in medical school starting from the first year.