Saturday, July 30, 2016

The CORD EM Blog

Disclosure:  I am also an editor for the CORD EM blog, writing and editing posts by members of the CORD Student Advising Task Force (SATF).  

The Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD EM) recently started their own blog. This new Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAMed) resource is growing to include a variety of resources for those involved in emergency medicine (EM) education. One of the content areas (and the reason this is being mentioned here) is from the CORD EM Student Advising Task Force (SATF).

On the first Thursday of each month the SATF will publish a post with information crucial to students applying to EM, and all those that advise them.  Their first two posts should be of great interest:

  • HireVue - The Pre-Interview Interview, where the video interviews that all EM applicants are being asked to conduct are explained.  This pilot program is being rolled out by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) just in EM this year.  
  • Student Advising: A Comprehensive Guide and FAQ, where the most up-to-date versions of the CORD SATF Emergency Medicine Applying Guide and Applicant FAQ were shared. These resources contain the most current applicant advising recommendations available, based on Clerkship Director and Program Director consensus and the best available evidence.  
Future posts will highlight more invaluable resources for students including advising recommendations for applicants in Special Circumstances and highlighting of the most useful resources for students.  

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