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Hi,

I'm a 3rd year medical student. In the beginning of the new semester, I want to form an Emergency Society. There are some students who graduated this year, and were running a Surgery Society. They asked me to keep their society running as well, which is a good idea, cause I would have a lot of ready made resources. But, I want to specialise in Emergency, and I really want to be the founder of an ER society. Please help me figure this out. Can they both go together? Are there any emergency procedures that I could add as a practical simulation to students attending the conference, like let's say a catheterisation that I would be able to show in surgery.
I guess the main question is whether they sound fine together. If I have a conference, would I be able to add workshops from Surgery, as well as ER, together? And if so, which ones could they be? I want some practical workshops for the ER side of the thing.
Also, there is an annual Surgical conference, which now I'll be in charge of. Should I make it a Surgical and Emergency conference instead?
As the name of the society, do you think EAST, as in 'The Emergency and Surgical Team', sounds okay?

Thanks for reading all that.
 

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I think The Emergensurgical Superfriends Society has a better ring...

Aside from that I have nothing productive to add.
 
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EAST is taken.
https://www.east.org/

Where are you a student that doesn't have an EMIG already set up?
Catheterization? Are we talking cardiac or foley?

Yeah, there's some overlap, for chest tubes, suturing, FAST, etc.
 
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I think The Emergensurgical Superfriends Society has a better ring...

Aside from that I have nothing productive to add.
Thanks for that. I'll consider it.

EAST is taken.
https://www.east.org/

Where are you a student that doesn't have an EMIG already set up?
Catheterization? Are we talking cardiac or foley?

Yeah, there's some overlap, for chest tubes, suturing, FAST, etc.
Thanks for your reply.
This society will just be a university club, for students. It's not for a public society, like the EAST you mentioned.
What's an EMIG?
Also, I meant, a simulation of a Central venous insertion, which we already have. But that was an example.
 

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What's an EMIG?

Emergency Medicine Interest Group. Basically exactly what you're describing.

Like others have said, there's definitely room for collaboration with surgery, mainly in the trauma realm, but EM is really its own animal. If you're dead set on doing EM, maybe find someone else to take over the surgical society who has more interest in that side of things.
 

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Are you a US medical student? I only ask because I always assumed EMIG and the whole menagerie of other [Blank] Interest Groups both in concept and name was ubiquitous among US medical schools. If you're outside the US, it may change the answers you get.

Assuming you are talking in the context of a US medical school. Simulation labs, talks, panels, and other educational activities are nice bonuses but the biggest point of these medical student organizations is familiarization and networking which is going to be watered down if you're splitting efforts between multiple specialties. Collaborating with other specialty groups is a great idea and probably under utilized. Combining organizations is not.

I don't know why your surgical society has an MS3 that is not interested in surgery running it. First of all it should be an MS2. MS3's are too busy for that and MS4's have outgrown them. Second, someone actually interested in surgery needs to step up. If they can't manage that, then it should just die off.
 

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I think I was an officer in an EMIG at some point in the past. Or maybe that was the premed society. I can't recall. At any rate, I'm quite confident my work there had nothing to do with my subsequent career. Don't expect much from your labor and you are unlikely to be disappointed. I do recall the president of the premed society at my university didn't get into med school...
 
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