Life and a Career in Global Health

If you haven't had a chance to look through the new SAEM newsletter, here is a fantastic article from it spearheaded by GEMA President-Elect, Dr. Bhakti Hansoti and featuring the words of wisdom of several GEMA members about how to have a "Life and a Career in Global Health." This was based on a fantastic didactic session held at a previous SAEM annual meeting. Feel free to distribute it to your trainees as well.


President's Message - GEMA's 9th Newsletter

Welcome to GEMA’s 9th Newsletter!

As always, this newsletter includes interesting and exciting projects from the membership, highlighting work in South America, Singapore, India and Africa. We are extremely grateful to those members who wrote articles, and always welcome participation from others as well for future newsletters.

Sincere thanks to Dr. Vicken Totten, who pulled this newsletter together. We congratulate her on her new position at Kaweah Delta as well.

Ultrasound and Emergency Medicine Conferences in Chile

By Camilo E. Gutiérrez, MD (Assistant Profesor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine & Pediatric Emergency Medicine Faculty at Boston Medical Center)

Since 2004 a continuous Emergency Medicine training program has been developed in Chile, and currently the country counts with seven programs and over 150 physicians in-training.

Physician education in India through the George Washington University

Aislinn Black, DO, Fellow in Global Health and International EM

Our overarching goal is advancing emergency care in India through developing the physician workforce. EM is still very new in India. It was officially recognized as a specialty by the Medical College of India in 2009, but government-supported training opportunities are still very limited. There are around 30 of these official postgraduate spots in the entire country, with most programs offering 1 or 2 seats, and they lack EM-trained faculty.

The Global Emergency Medicine Academy’s Project Showcase

Scott G. Weiner, MD, MPH
President, GEMA

In the past, the Global Emergency Medicine Academy (GEMA) has highlighted three International EM fellowships each year. We held this Fellowship Showcase event again this year, but also tried something different. As one of the new SAEM “Special Sessions” at the Annual Meeting, we proposed a Global Emergency Medicine Project Showcase.

From the Editor

by Vicken Totten, MD

This issue of GEMA News has lots of treats for you.

First, a word from our President. That word is “FOAM”. No, our beloved Scott Weiner is not all washed up, but rather, talks about Free Open Access Medical (Education). Dr. Weiner, notoriously tech-savvy for non-millennial, talks about the burgeoning FOAM movement and encourages GEMA participation.