Author: Linda Katirji MD, PGY-3 at University of Kentucky and Adam Kellogg MD, University of Massachusetts – Baystate Health
Last week, the CORD Student Advisement Task Force met at CORD Academic Assembly 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. As a group, we have had an extremely productive year and grown immensely in size. This meeting was our biggest yet! We have produced a lot of great advising resources this year, and have a lot of exciting projects on the horizon. This post serves as a brief update highlighting a few current projects and future goals for SATF as discussed at our meeting.
Our subgroup “Team Applying” generates best practice advising recommendations and resources by utilizing available evidence and group consensus. The major product of this group has been the special populations applying guides, listed below. We intend to continually update these with current evidence based best practice recommendations.
We have also created an addendum of our medical student planner for these populations – look out for this coming soon!
SATF is making a concerted effort to provide more outreach to advisors and medical schools throughout the country in hopes of improving success of students applying to Emergency Medicine.
One of the projects we will be working on this year are “e-packages” to send to EMIGs across the country. Our aim is to reconfigure our advising products into presentations and resources for distribution, with a special emphasis on osteopathic programs and those not affiliated with academic institutions. We also hope to provide a packet to each medical school dean with resources to assist in advising medical students entering the EM match.
We are also very excited about a new project coming soon, the SATF consult service. We hope to use member expertise and SATF resources to provide an active, living consult service to CORD members to answer specific questions related to advising individual students, advising non-traditional students or student groups, and general advising concerns.
This past application cycle Emergency Medicine applicants and programs piloted the Standardized Video Interview (SVI). As it becomes available, we hope to present and distribute data on the SVI. Be on the look out for an update on the SVI on this blog next month.
Our group had multiple abstracts and didactics presented at CORD Academic Assembly.
- Zhang T, Lufty Clayton L – Evidence Based Recommendations for the Special Applicant Population, on behalf of CORD Student Advisory Task Force
- Harris K, Smith L, Pelletier-Bui A, Hillman, E, Kelly, S, Hess, J, Kellogg, A. Red-Flags are Waving: Recommendations for the Emergency Medicine Applicant At-Risk of Not Matching–on behalf of the CORD Student Advising Task Force
- Edens M, Druck J, Kellogg A, Hillman E, Desai S, Kukulski P, Pelletier-Bui A. The CORD Student Advising Task Force (SATF) Emergency Medicine Re-Applicant Residency Guide: Helping Applicants on the Second Go Around
- Karr E, Smith L, Jarou Z, Lufty-Clayton L, Hillman E, Kellogg A, Stobart-Gallagher M, Pelletier-Bui A. The CORD Student Advising Task Force (SATF) Osteopathic Emergency Medicine Applying Guide
Christensen R, Carle D, Jarou Z, King K, Druck J. Emergency Medicine Residency Applicant Assessment of Competitiveness and Application Behavior.
Carle D, Christensen R, Jarou Z, King K, Druck J. Student Use and Perceived Reliability of Emergency Medicine Advising Sources.
Jarou Z, Davis B, Kellogg A. USMLE Step 1 Minimum Score Thresholds as an Applicant Screening Filter by Emergency Medicine Residency Programs.
Jarou Z, Davis B, Kellogg A. Anticipated Versus Actual Student Use of Filters on EMRA Match.
We have now officially become a CORD “committee”. Be on the look out for a new name, logo, instagram and website coming soon!
As always, be on the look out for our newest advising resources on our website and on the Vocal Cord, and feel free to distribute to medical students and those who advise them.