Medical Student and Advisor Resources

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

For updated recommendations on away rotation numbers, interviews numbers and formats, etc. please see the CORD Joint Position Statements. 

Emergency medicine (EM) will be participating in preference signaling (aka program signaling) as a pilot in the 2022-2023 residency application cycle through the ERAS Supplemental Application. To learn more, please visit the Preference/Program Signaling (PS) in Emergency Medicine page. 

ASC-EM Guides

We will be updating all guides for the 2022-2023 year. These new guides will take into consideration Step 1 becoming pass/fail and the CORD Joint Position statements regarding away rotations, preference signaling, etc. However, most of the advice will remain unchanged without drastic changes. These new guides will be posted as they are updated. 

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.

How To Navigate Virtual Interviews

How to Get an Away Rotation

No Match Monday: 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.

No Match Monday Emergency Medicine Advising Guide: Program Directors EditionThis guide is for Emergency Medicine Program Directors who receive notice that their programs did not fill in the Main Residency Match.  The purpose of this guide is to explain and discuss how to participate in the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP).

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. 

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