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 – Sulman Zahid
Welcome to the CAEP Medical Student Section!
My name is Sulman Zahid and I’m a fourth-year medical student at Western. As the CAEP Medical Student Representative for 2023-2024, I’m super excited to continue the progress made by previous medical students and explore new avenues to support students interested in EM.
In the upcoming year, my responsibilities will involve representing medical students interested in EM, serving as a bridge between students, EM programs, faculty, and residents, and creating networking opportunities. I’ll be maintaining the resident-medical student mentorship program, promoting pre-CaRMS information sessions, and engaging with EM interest groups. I will also continue successful past initiatives such as the NextGen EM Instagram series, the ‘Clerks Who Matched EM’ panel, as well as assisting medical students in promoting their own EM-related initiatives.
A bit more about me: I grew up in Mississauga and completed my undergraduate degree at Western. Outside of medicine, I love playing soccer, weight-lifting and spending time with my family and friends!
I’m looking forward to meeting and collaborating with many of you in the coming year! Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. I personally discovered CAEP later in my medical school journey, so I understand the importance of seeking clarity and I’m here to help.
MD Candidate, Class of 2024
E | firstname.lastname@example.org
T | @caepstudent @sulmanzahid_
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/
4) Check out our CAEP Student Pamphlet – Click here!
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!