Westmead EMIG


2017 Welcome

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Upcoming Events:

Look on our FACEBOOK PAGE for the latest updates on EMIG events

EMIG events are always Free and open access

If you want to attend please RSVP to EMIG’s e-mail or text to +61-419862102

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EMIG 2016 Review

July saw two renditions of our skills workshop – Clinical Skills for Emergency Medicine

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 June saw a one off well attended toxicology workshop

Thanks to A/Prof Gunja for organising this session:

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May 10th and 11th 2016 saw 2 installments of the “Pre-hospital and Retrieval Medicine” Workshop with Dr Harrison, Dr Cheesman and Senior Paramedic Brian Parcell.

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April the 27th saw our medical students present “Not so Grand Rounds” an alternative to the grand rounds proper with an Emergency Medicine Spin


March 2016 brought us the first Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) workshop of the year.   The first session was on inflight emergencies.

Click Here for more on “In Flight Emergencies”

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Background – The Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG)

  • Based at The University Of Sydney Faculty of Medicine Western Clinical School (Westmead)
  • Unique group in Australia and New Zealand
  • Since then the group has organised scores of events and activities to further knowledge and clinical skills with teaching on topics relevant to Emergency Medicine

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Previous Events

2015 List

Events for 2015:

  • On Monday the 16th of February – year one ‘informal’ meet and greet and pizza – 4.30pm till 5.30pm in the Westmead Medical Student Common Room.
  • On Wednesday 18th of February we had a second Meet and greet – again informal and mostly aimed at the new year 1s – again in the 4.30pm till 5.30pm in Med Student Common Room
  • On Wednesday the 25th of February  we had our inaugural Critical Care Careers Workshop
  • Ultrasound Workshop – June 2015


  • Airway Workshop – July 2015


  • Toxicology Workshop – July 2015:

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2014 List

  • Not so Grand Round (September 2014) – Great Combination of cases and educational frivolity
  • Diagnostic Workshop or Procedures Workshop (November 2013)
  • Introduction to Emergency Medicine (February 2014)
  • Airway Workshop (April 2014)
  • Trauma Workshop/Pre-Hospital Afternoon (June 2014) – it was fun but was freezing cold! 🙂



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More EMIG Photos

Introduction to ED Workshop 2013

Introduction to ED


Disaster Workshop July 2013



O and G Workshop – July 2013

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USS Teaching with Phantom Manikin




Wound Management Workshops 


Wound Workshop    Hand Ties IMG-20130906-WA0005

Suturing Skills





Where is Westmead?

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16 thoughts on “Westmead EMIG

    1. Looks like the nxt meeting will be in mid June…. As soon as any dates are finalised details will be advertised in the clinical school, on the Facebook page and here!

  1. There will be two up coming events
    – NOT SO GRAND ROUNDS – next Wednesday at Westmead 4pm in the Lecture Theatres
    – PRE HOSPITAL WORKSHOP – 30th of June and 1st of July at 4pm at Westmead

  2. Summary about EMIG 2017

    The EMIG group is run by students for students
    Topics covered are nominated by the students
    So please send your suggestions to contactemig@gmail.com

    Areas Covered in EMIG events include the following:

    Suturing Workshop
    Not So Grand Rounds
    IV access
    Disaster Workshop
    Sydney – City to Bondi Race Medical Care
    Simulation Medicine
    Obstetric Emergencies
    Pre-hospital Medicine

    EMIG is a student lead group (not lead by doctors, but supported by ED doctors)
    It is open to all medical students…
    … and it is open to those outside Westmead Hospital

    You are welcome to attend (please RSVP if you can so we can provide food for the extra numbers)

    Events are free and there is no need to pay a membership fee

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