Improving global prehospital and emergency health care, public health, and disaster health and preparedness


Currently, youth engagement at the post-secondary level is minimal in disaster and emergency medicine knowledge development. Many graduate programs often require or prefer individuals to be working professionals in the field of humanitarian healthcare when they apply. To address the gap in learning for post-secondary students, the WADEM Student SIG (SSIG) strives to provide an open platform, resources, informational webinars, and workshops for individuals who are interested in or looking to begin a career in disaster and emergency medicine.

Vision and Objectives


The vision of SSIG is to bring together interested students from around the world to strengthen their knowledge and skill set in disaster and emergency medicine and foster SSIG Chapters at institutions with resources and support for capacity building and greater youth engagement.


The objectives of the Student SIG are to:

  • Provide a platform for interdisciplinary networking among students and young professionals interested in this field
  • Facilitate communication links between student perspectives and voices internal and external to WADEM's leadership
  • Develop leadership to champion WADEM and the student activities to the student community globally/locally
  • Receive feedback and make recommendations to WADEM on the development and implementation of student initiatives

Student SIG Leads
Humaira Nakhuda
Humaira Nakhuda
Haddon Rabb
Haddon Rabb

Contact the Student SIG Leads using the email address below for further information on joining a student SIG or creating one at your institution.