About PEMS

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 pemscardiff@gmail.com 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.

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Monthly Teaching Sessions

In areas where there isn’t a scheme in place, PEMS help to pair students and ED consultants to gain invaluable out of hours experience in acute medicine through our core member scheme and growing list of contacts around the country.
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Peer Led Teaching

Peer led teaching is an important aspect of PEMS sessions with more senior years given the opportunity to run small group, hands on teaching stations on a variety of topics every month.
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Simulation

Moulages are a hands on and interactive way to put into action the knowledge that you reinforce from the theory part of the teaching session. Previous moulages include RTA (Car vs Cyclist), pelvic trauma, Burns, DKA and more.
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Guest Speaker

We are lucky enough to have a wide range of guest speakers from different backgrounds within acute medicine to give talks on a variety of topics every month in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

Upcoming Events

3rd - 4th March

Cambridge Trauma Conference

3rd - 4th March

5th - 6th March

PHEM Conference – St Georges University

5th - 6th March

28th to 29th April

Updates in EM 2016

10th to 11th March

23rd March

Head Injuries

23rd March

28th to 29th April

Critical Care Symposium

28th to 29th April

13-16th June

SMACC DUB

13-16th June