We have a very active emergency medicine interest group (EMIG)– the largest within the School of Medicine. Our faculty and residents are actively involved with our interest group. We host a variety of lectures and informational sessions for our students on topics such as fellowship opportunities and applying to emergency medicine. In the Fall, students participate in weekly simulation training sessions lead by our faculty and residents. The sessions help prepare our students to participate in a simulation competition (SimWars) held at the SAEM Regional Meeting. In September 2014, our student team placed 2nd.
In February of each year, our Department hosts a large emergency medicine skills conference for the EMIG. More than 50 medical students participate in sessions led by instructors consisting of EM faculty members, residents, and other health professionals. Students rotate through a wide variety of skills stations, including airway, lumbar puncture, ultrasound, EMS, IV/IO access, suturing and trauma surveys.
Interest group students are permitted shadowing opportunities to help solidify their interest in emergency medicine. Additionally, many of our students are actively involved in departmental research activities. We pride ourselves in remaining well-connected to our student group and are always working to continue and strengthen EMIG’s hold as the largest, most active interest group at the School of Medicine.