Students take part in emergency medicine skills conference

Emergency medicine physician and associate dean Stefanie Ellison, M.D., works with students during an Emergency Medicine Interest Group’s day-long skills conference at the School of Medicine’s Clinical Training Facility. The event provided training and practice in a variety of emergency procedures.

Students interested in emergency medicine took part in a day-long conference at the School of Medicine Clinical Training Facility, learning and practicing a variety of emergency procedures in the Youngblood Skills Lab.

The fifth-annual Emergency Medicine Interest Group Skills Conference drew 33 medical students who participated in work stations that included chest tubes insertions and Intraosseous infusion, lumbar punctures, suturing, emergency ultrasound, airway management, and emergency radiology.

Emily Hillman, M.D., assistant professor and emergency medicine clerkship directory, organized the conference with the help of interest group student officers Caroline Baghdikian, MS6, Joseph Bennett MS5, Deven Bhatia MS5, Jordann Dhuse, MS4, Brendan Kurtz, MS6, and Alie Reinbold, MS6.

A number of emergency medicine faculty members participated in leading the training sessions as well.

“The medical students truly value this experience,” Hillman said. “They put immense time and effort into planning this event. We will begin planning for next year soon.”