CDEM/CORD Special Issues in Educational Research and Practice

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Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health
CDEM/CORD Education Supplement Special Issues
The Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors Advances in Education Research and Innovations Forum presented a peer-reviewed selection of emergency medicine graduate and undergraduate educational research and innovations in both oral and poster formats at the CORD Academic Assembly. Emphasis was placed on novel research questions and designs. Innovation submissions included curricular designs, computer applications, faculty development, recruitment processes or similar topics.


CDEM/CORD Education Issue 2021 (Click here for full issue)

CDEM/CORD Education Issue 2020 (Click here for full issue)

CDEM/CORD Education Issue 2019 (Click here for full issue)

CDEM/CORD Education Issue 2018 (Click here for full issue)

CDEM/CORD Education Issue 2017 (Click here for full issue)



Please submit your manuscript to by June 15th, 2021. Submissions will be opening March 1, 2021. The article processing fee for accepted manuscripts to the education supplement is covered through the sponsorship of CORD and CDEM.

  • Reference the WestJEM submission guidelines prior to submission here
  • Please indicate in your cover letter that the submission is intended for the CDEM/CORD 2019 Special Issue in Educational Research & Practice.
  • List “CDEM/CORD Special Issue in Educational Research and Practice” as the first line of the manuscript.
  • It is anticipated that accepted publications will be published in January of 2021.  All manuscripts will be published electronically and some in print to be mailed out.
  • WestJEM will notify authors of a first decision approximately 90 days from the June 15th, 2020 deadline. A rapid turnaround of revisions will be required within two weeks, to meet a September 30th deadline.

Best Practices

In an ongoing effort to disseminate knowledge that informs learning, teaching, scholarship and leadership in medical education, “Best Practices” is a submission category aimed at a specific area of educational practice, curricula or programing (e.g. teaching skills, scholarship, leadership, etc). The subject should pertain to practice that is a foundation of education provided by the majority of clinician educators and/or residency leadership. Successful submissions will be informed by (1) a review of the relevant literature, (2) based on education concepts, (3) includes insights from the authors based on their personal experience and (4) generally requires outcome data supporting the value of the initiative. As opposed to an educational advance (innovation) where interesting new ideas are shared with others, “Best Practices” are initiatives with a sound basis and proven success that serve as exemplars for how others can meet a need within their educational environment.
Submissions under this category should include an unstructured abstract and are limited to 3500 words (without abstract)

Contact Information

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Our Philosophy

Emergency Medicine is a specialty which closely reflects societal challenges and consequences of public policy decisions. The emergency department specifically deals with social injustice, health and economic disparities, violence, substance abuse, and disaster preparedness and response. This journal focuses on how emergency care affects the health of the community and population, and conversely, how these societal challenges affect the composition of the patient population who seek care in the emergency department. The development of better systems to provide emergency care, including technology solutions, is critical to enhancing population health.