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Glossary of Abbreviations

AAEM — American Academy of Emergency Medicine

AAMC — Association of American Medical Colleges

ABEM — American Board of Emergency Medicine

ABMS — American Board of Medical Specialties

ACEP — American College of Emergency Physicians

ACGME — Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

ACOEP-RSO — American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians

Resident Student Organization

AMA — American Medical Association

AOA — Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society or American Osteopathic Association

APD — Associate/assistant program director

ASC-EM — Advising Students Committee in Emergency Medicine

CaRMS — Canadian Resident Matching Service

COMLEX — Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination

CORD — Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine

CV — Curriculum Vitae

DDx — Differential diagnosis

ECFMGTM — Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

ED — Emergency department

EM — Emergency medicine

EMIG — Emergency Medicine Interest Group

EMRA — Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association

EMTALA — Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act

ERAS. — Electronic Residency Application Service

eSLOE — Electronic Standardized Letter of Evaluation

IMG — International medical graduate

LoR — Letter of Recommendation

MODS — Medical Operational Data System

MSPE — Medical Student Performance Evaluation

NBME — National Board of Medical Examiners

NCAT-EM — National Clinical Assessment Tool for Medical Students in EM

NPP — Non-physician provider

NRMP — National Resident Matching Program

OASIS — Online Applicant Status and Information Systems (for IMGs)

O-SLOE — Off-service Standardized Letter Of Evaluation

PD — Program Director(s)

SAEM — Society of Academic Emergency Medicine

SLOE — Standardized Letter Of Evaluation

SOAP — Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program

Step 2 (CK) — USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge exam (Commonly referred to as simply Step 2, since Step 2 CS was discontinued in 2021)

USMLE — United States Medical Licensing Examination

VSLO — Visiting Student Learning Opportunities

Clerkship: away rotation, audition rotation, externship, sub-internship, sub-I

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