The KCL Emergency Medicine Society (EMS) aims to equip students with the skills, confidence and experience to be able to engage in critical care situations through the exploration of all aspects of emergency medicine. The EMS runs regular training and education events throughout the academic year.
Winner of Society of the Year 2010, KCL EMS prides itself on keeping our events as hands on as possible, and we look to involve students across all courses and skill sets. In 2011 and 2012 we held an event every 2 weeks, far more than any other medical society!
We are proud to have set-up and run King's College London Pre-Hospital Care Programme (PCP). We work closely with the London Ambulance Service and give medical and nursing students the opportunity to attend shifts with paramedic crew.
Additionally, there are five spaces each year for medical or nursing students to have a dedicated paramedic mentor and attend as many shifts as they are able to. As part of this programme students also write up a case study and complete a log book. This programme has been a fantastic success and we hope it will grow and grow.
We also hold monthly forums for the PCP, where students and medical professionals give case presentations and teaching on a particular topic. There is often an opportunity to practice skills with equipment at the end of the forum.
Following the tragic loss of our lead paramedic in April 2012 we have set up the John Denton Prize, which will be given out on a yearly basis to the most outstanding studnet who has taken part in the programme.
If you want to find out more about PCP:
All memberships bought before the 31st of July will expire on the 31st of July. We advise that you wait until the 1st of August to purchase a membership.
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