Global Emergency Medicine

Who We Are

Name Hospital/University Affilitation Email Position
Amanda Collier Queens University atc1917@gmail.com Chair
Alicia Cundall Western alicia.cundall@medportal.ca Resident Member
Jim Ducharme McMaster/IFEM paindoc2200@yahoo.com Member & IFEM President
Kelly Eggink Dalhousie kellyeggink@gmail.com Resident Member
Sarah Giles U of O   Member
Kate Hayman UHN/U of T khayman2010@gmail.com Member
Kirsten Johnson McGill kirsten.johnson@mcgill.ca Member & CAEP President Elect
Aimee Kernick Memorial aimekernick@gmail.com Resident Member
Caroline Kowal U of M carolinekowal@yahoo.com Member
Megan Landes UHN/U of T mclandes@gmail.com Member
Edward Xie UHN/U of T edward.xie@utoronto.ca Member
Alecs Cochinov Manitoba CAEP President
Lynn Garrow CAEP Executive Director
Christina Bova cbova@caep.ca CAEP Membership and Public Affairs Manager

Global EM Mentorship Program

We are excited to announce the inaugural CAEP Global EM Mentorship Program!

What? The CAEP Global EM committee is committed to helping those working in Global EM connect with each other to share ideas and develop their careers.  To that end, we are piloting a Global EM mentoring program. This year we will connect mentors in an attending/staff position with resident mentees interested in Global EM.  If there is sufficient interest, we may look at expanding to connect those who are early in their Global EM attending careers also (as mentees) with those who are mid-career and beyond (as mentors).

Why be a mentor? This is an incredible opportunity to play a vital role in a trainee’s career. As you likely found yourself and as identified by the recent CAEP Global EM Academic Symposium, mentorship is key to developing a career in Global EM.  Further we will be connecting you with with residents passionate about Global EM from across Canada, building a stronger Canadian Global EM network.

Why be a mentee? Global EM is an incredibly rewarding but challenging discipline. We will connect residents interested in Global EM with a mentor who has integrated Global EM into their career. This relationship will have many benefits including networking opportunities, career advice, and support from a mentor who has experience working in the field.

How much of a commitment will this be? We will ask mentees and mentors to commit to connecting with each other at minimum 3 times per year, but they are encouraged to connect more often if desired. We will also look to plan a networking opportunity at CAEP, so that those attending the conference can connect with their mentees/mentors at that event.

How do you get started? Simply fill out the appropriate questionnaire attached below regarding your Global EM experience and areas of interest. It should not take more than 15 minutes of your time. We will pair mentors and mentees based on your answers and email you the contact info for your match in approximately one month.

Questions? Please contact Amanda Collier @ atc1917@gmail.com or Kelly Eggink @ kellyeggink@gmail.com.

We look forward to working with you to build a stronger CAEP Global EM community.

Sincerely,

Kelly Eggink

PGY4 FRCP EM

Dalhousie University

For Mentors:

https://forms.gle/5pq8AgWiKcc7LwSr9

For Mentees:

https://forms.gle/kB2iFDDq5EWmbgMw9

Events

CAEP – Global EM track and Global EM meeting

March 9-11, 2020 – Developing EM Conference, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

April 18-20, 2020 – 2020 CUGH Conference, Washington, USA

June 15-18, 2020 – ICEM Buenos Aires, Argentina

November 9-12, 2020 5th African Conference on Emergency Medicine – Mombasa, Kenya

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