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The unique educational value of emergency medicine student interest groups1

  • Cory J Pitre
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    Reprint Address: Cory J. Pitre, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, 1542 Tulane Avenue, TAV Box #728, New Orleans, LA 70112 USA
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    Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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      Abstract

      Student interest groups offer many additional educational opportunities for medical students. The discipline of Emergency Medicine is uniquely positioned to provide medical students with additional resources that may enhance student involvement in clinical and community projects. Because of Emergency Medicine’s strong intrinsic ties with both clinical medicine and the surrounding community, students can use Emergency Medicine student interest groups to implement programs designed to help them gain clinical exposure, fuel research ideas, serve the local community, and most importantly, better themselves as medical students. Such opportunities can be advantageous to medical students entering any medical specialty. Thus, Emergency Medicine student interest groups are a unique and valuable educational resource for all medical students, providing many opportunities for students to enhance their medical education.

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