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