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 – Laura Olejnik
Welcome to the CAEP Medical Student Section! My name is Laura Olejnik, I am entering my 4th year at the University of Ottawa and I will be your liaison to the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians as your 2018-2019 Medical Student Representative (MSR).
My primary responsibility is to bring EM-driven students information about what CAEP can offer, establish Canada wide communication, show case your hard work and create a strong EM med student community that will continue into your future career.
I hope that with your help, I can accomplish that goal through a number of different initiatives. See some examples below!
If you have any question do not hesitate to contact me. I am very excited for the upcoming year and hope to meet all of you at CAEP Halifax, 2019!
MD Student, Class of 2019
University of Ottawa
Med Student’s receive a great discount (75$ for the year), but why join?
- Substantial discount to the CAEP conference in Halifax: 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 Facebook page and Twitter feed 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, follow me @caepstudent and submit a request on Facebook at “CAEP Medical students” https://www.facebook.com/groups/349638735168561/
The yearly Canada EMIG online conference allows collaboration and dissemination of important information to all students interested in EM. EMIGs possess valuable knowledge about local rotations and residency programs, which could easily be passed on to everyone. I hope to increase the level of communication this year, so we can organize our collective knowledge in a shared space that can be accessed by all students – In a sense, an insider’s guide for visiting and prospective students! I also look forward to creating a similar communication between clerkship students, class presidents in 3-4th year or Clerkship emergency medicine representatives.
The student-specific newsletter hosted on CAEP’s website. The general concept is to highlight some of the cool work you guys are doing in your local EM departments, programs, and groups. We are open to anything student-driven and EM-related, we just ask that it has been reviewed and approved by a staff physician. If you have a project you would like to highlight on our website, please send us an email!
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 potentially getting hands on some amazing resource a lot of residents use to ace their EM rotations. Keep an eye out for these, they will be worth your time and membership!