PEMS is a medical student led initiative that aims to enable interested healthcare students to gain increased teaching and clinical exposure to Emergency Medicine. PEMS originated in Cardiff in 2013, is launching in Swansea from September 2015 and we intend to expand through other regional start ups linked with medical schools across the country.
PEMS aims to connect students and healthcare professionals as well as increase clinical experience, exposure and opportunity for medical students in an acute setting. This is achieved by helping to pair interested students with (or provide contact details for) consultants to make organising out of hours A&E shifts more accessible at our ‘hub’ hospitals. Alongside this we pride ourselves on running free monthly teaching sessions on a variety of topics with guest speakers and a focus on small group, hands on peer led teaching.
By connecting like minded students and healthcare professionals, we are generating a free online resource bank an array of student designed teaching resources, an acute medicine question bank as well as useful links for training pathways and events of potential interest across the UK.
If you want to find out more, are interested in getting involved or can’t find anything happening in your region, drop our head office an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you with practical advice and support to help start up free monthly teaching sessions as well as a Emergency Medicine mentor scheme between your University and local hospital.