Emergency Medicine Interest Group

Emergency Medicine is a growing and popular field that can take you down many routes. The Duke Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) wants to be a resource for students interested in learning more about the field or getting some hands-on experience. Many of the skills required for Emergency Medicine are applicable across many other specialties as well. We’re lucky to have some awesome teaching faculty and residents!

The purpose of EMIG is to:

  • Foster interest in the EM field
  • Help students plan for research and the residency application process
  • Hold case studies and skills sessions – an awesome way for students of all years to get introduced to procedures or brush up skills
  • Serve as a link between interested students, residents, and attending

Some of the specific activities that our chapter offers are:

  • Casting, splinting, suture workshops
  • Haunted ED!- Patient and procedure simulations with Halloween twist
  • Airway management workshops
  • Hands-on ultrasound instruction
  • Post-Match Panel Advice from Graduating MS4s
  • Volunteer at a “Save a Life” station at a Duke football games. At the booth, we we train the public on how to do effective CPR, AED use, stroke recognition, and epi-pens.
  • Brownbag lunch panels