Bringing Emergency Medicine to Underserved Populations


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Join new addition to the podcasting team, USA-based Emergency Nurse Practitioner Steve Wood as he discusses bringing Emergency Medicine to low resource communities.

Aimee Tang is an emergency medicine physician and MPH with years of clinical experience in a busy urban hospital in New York City. She also has an interest in public health and bringing training in emergency medicine to underserved and low-resourced providers and communities. She has worked in both Haiti and India to develop emergency medicine and residency training programs to these areas.

Aimee's mission is to make her job obsolete, that is, she realises the importance of engaging community resources, establishing local buy-in and training future on-the-ground trainers. Aimee emphasizes the importance of engaging the community and respecting local customs to develop robust healthcare systems in these settings. As an assistant professor of emergency medicine, she has counselled many trainees on the role of provider-educator, including self-care and safety.

In this podcast, Aimee and Steve explore her background and training in humanitarian medicine. They dive into what emergency medicine is and how emergency care is often lacking in underserved populations. Lastly, they discuss how to best integrate training programs so that they are both longitudinal and robust by engaging local providers and communities.