This section is managed by the CAEP medical student representative. This is an annually elected CAEP medical student member who sits on the CAEP resident committee. The medical student representative is here to represent you, the medical students across Canada who are passionate about emergency medicine.
Message from the Medical Student Representative – Avneesh Bhangu
Welcome to the CAEP Medical Student Section. My name is Avneesh Bhangu, and I am an incoming third-year medical student at Queen’s University. I have a strong interest in quality improvement, trauma care, wellness, and (of course) emergency medicine! I look forward to building on the phenomenal work put forward in previous years to represent EM-interested medical students at the level of CAEP as your 2021/2022 CAEP Medical Student Representative.
My main responsibilities are to provide a forum for national networking amongst EM-interested medical students, act as a liaison between faculty/residents of EM programs and medical students, and continue to foster a strong EM-interested medical student community. These overarching goals may be achieved through initiatives such as the medical student-resident mentorship program, engaging with CAEP social media, networking at the CAEP Conference, and virtual meet-and-greets with EM programs across the Country.
This year, I additionally strive to give medical students a platform to showcase their hard work on a national level, introduce avenues to get involved in EM, and continue to give medical students (irrespective of stage of training) the opportunity to learn from FRCPC and CCFP program directors and residents about each of their amazing programs.
Please do not hesitate to contact me as we embark on this exciting year together, I look forward to connecting with many of you in the future!
Med Student’s receive a great discount (90$ for the year), but why join?
- FREE EM Rap & ER Cast for Medical Student members
- Discount on ECG Weekly, PEPID, Visual Dx and more!
- Substantial discount to the CAEP conference: including intangible networking experience, ability to present your research and get to know the EM community
- CAEP’s newsletter highlights developments and opportunities in EM across the country. It is basically a weekly list of ways you can get involved and pursue/display your passion
- CAEP has a number of internal opportunities, including committees, research, grants, and awards that are open to members on a regular basis
- Being a CAEP member comes with a variety of benefits, a full list of them can be found here https://caep.ca/general-membership-information.
The resident mentorship program links students with current EM residents all over Canada interested in sharing their knowledge and experience to help you! It is an amazing opportunity to direct all your questions toward someone with valuable answers. Look out as this program sign up will begin August-September.
Our social media pages are great ways to access up-to-date info about CAEP and opportunities in EM. They are collective spaces where we can all share resources and knowledge. If you would like to join:
1) follow me on Twitter: @caepstudent
2) follow me on Instagram: @caepmedicalstudent
3) submit a request on Facebook at “CAEP Medical students” https://www.facebook.com/groups/349638735168561/
1) Weekly student feature. The general concept is to highlight some of the cool work you guys are doing in your local EM departments, programs, and groups on a national platform. Each week, the amazing research/initiatives being done by students will be broadcasted through BOTH: 1) CAEP Medical Student Twitter/Instagram and 2) CAEP Twitter/Instagram accounts. Through this initiative, I hope to foster collaboration and give students the opportunity to be recognized nationally.
2) EM Program Info Nights. Continuing the previous work done in collaborating with EM programs, I aim to give students opportunities to learn from FRCPC and CCFP program directors and residents about each of their respective programs!
3) We are also working hard on some amazing new initiatives this year that will facilitate communication between students, residents, physicians and allied health. We are also hoping to shed light on opportunities for medical students to get involved in EM initiatives. Keep an eye out for these, they will be worth your time and membership!