The Emergency Medicine Interest Group at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center is a student-led organization that exists to provide all interested students with exposure to the specialty of emergency medicine through a variety of educational opportunities and practical experiences. By achieving the following goals, the Emergency Medicine Interest Group will aid students in developing their skills and knowledge and in making better informed decisions regarding their individual career paths:
- Develop a peer network for students aspiring to careers in emergency medicine and provide them opportunities to assume leadership roles in organized emergency medicine.
- Provide information about the practice of emergency medicine as a board-certified specialty through periodic presentations by practicing emergency medicine physicians.
- Provide opportunities to experience clinical emergency medicine through physician shadowing and EMS involvement.
- Provide practical experiences through clinical skills workshops.
- Be a resource for information on residency training and career paths.
- Provide a forum to disseminate current news and information from national emergency medicine organizations including ACEP, SAEM, and EMRA.
- Contribute to the governance of the College of Medicine by participating as a voting member of MSEC.
- Encourage and recognize student research projects.
- Advocate the creation of an emergency medicine residency program at The University of Tennessee, Memphis. (UT Chattanooga campus received accreditation in Spring of 2008)