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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
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
ASC-EM — Advising Students Committee in Emergency Medicine
COMLEX — Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination
CORD — Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine
CV — Curriculum Vitae
ECFMG — Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
ED — Emergency department
EM — Emergency medicine
EMIG — Emergency Medicine Interest Group
EMRA — Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association
ERAS — Electronic Residency Application Service
LoR — Letter of Recommendation
MODS — Medical Operational Data System
MSPE — Medical Student Performance Evaluation
NBME — National Board of Medical Examiners
NRMP — National Resident Matching Program
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
Step 2 CS — USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills exam
SVI — Standardized Video Interview
USMLE — United States Medical Licensing Examination
VSAS — Visiting Student Application Service
VSLO — Visiting Student Learning Opportunities

COMMON SYNONYMS

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