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Current AFEM Interns: 2016-2017

Rebecca Corder is a Public Health master's student at Columbia University in New York City. She is taking a break in the middle of the program to lend her training in epidemiology to many of the AFEM Scientific duties. These include research and data management, work with the Trauma Data Project, and management of the Scientific Committee. 

Emily Chien is currently a medical student at University of California-- Los Angeles. She has a master's of public health and MBA from Johns Hopkins University, and plans to specialize in Emergency Medicine. With an interest in emergency medical systems development and a background in both business and public health, Emily has assumed a business development role for AFEM. The primary goal of her position is to contribute to AFEM's growth as a sustainable international non-profit.

Megan Banner is from Rhode Island in the US, and has a background in microbiology and wilderness first response. She has recently completely an MSc in Emergency Medicine from the University of Cape Town. She is the services coordinator for AFEM, and works primarily as the manager of the Author Assist program and as AfJEM's technical editor. 

Past Interns

2015-2016: Jennifer Pigoga (Scientific Intern, USA), Chancy Chavula (Administrative Intern, Malawi), Paul Kim (Programs Intern, USA)

2014-2015: Bridget Griffith (Scientific Intern, USA), Crystal Bae (Executive Intern, USA)

2013-2014: Morgan Broccoli (General Intern, USA) 



Become an AFEM Intern!

If you are a student or recent graduate with a strong interest in global emergency care and the development of emergency care systems, stay tuned for information about becoming an AFEM intern. Key responsibilites for all positions include conference planning, managing scientific projects, communications, fundraising, and independent research toward the advancement of emergency medicine in Africa. Applications for 2017-2018 are available until 9 December, 2016, in the "Get Involved" section of our website.    

South Africa

South AfricaSouth Africa

EMSSA represents a group of enthusiastic healthcare professionals dedicated to the development of quality emergency care throughout South Africa. Emergency Medicine has only recently been recognized as an independent speciality, although this country has always had a large burden of patients presenting to our pre-hospital and hospital emergency services with experienced and passionate personnel rendering much needed care.



The Emergency Medicine Association of Tanzania (EMAT) was formed in May 2010  by doctors and nurses with active involvement in emergency care in Tanzania. The President is Dr Hendry Robert Sawe, of Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences(MUHAS)-Dar es salaam. The objective of EMAT is to Pioneer, promote and advocate for dissemination of emergency care in Tanzania, through Teaching, research and education of emergency care.



The Botswana Society for Emergency Care (BSEC) held it's foundational meeting in November 2010, and was officially registered as a society in Botswana in September 2011. BSEC's mission is to promote advocate for emergency care in Botswana through teaching, research, and education. BSEC liases with partners from EMSSA and AFEM, and supports the emergency medicine post-graduate training program at the University of Botswana School of Medicine. Since it's inception, BSEC has hosted seminars on emergency triage, pre-hospital care, and acute care needs in Botswana.



The Ethiopian Society of Emergency Medical Professionals was formed in 2012. The President is Dr Sisay Teklu, of Addis Ababa University. The objective of ESEP is to assist in development of hospital and Pre-Hospital emergency care.



LEMA will encourage and promote professional excellence, advance the science and practice of emergency medicine, and serve as an advocate for patients, their families, the public, the profession and the ER physicians. It will offer to the interdisciplinary team the necessary tools for the interaction with the critically ill patient and their families from a holistic perspective.



SEMPON held their inaugural scientific conference in September 2014, themed: "The State of Emergency Care in Nigeria: the Way Forward". The objective of the organisation is to evaluate the state of emergency care in Nigeria, and engineer cooperation and partnership among key stakeholders.



The president of the Egyptian Society for Emergency Medicine is Dr. Hussein Sabri. It was formed in 2012, and is dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the science and practice of emergency medicine. It is an interdisciplinary organisation whose members are involved in the provision of emergency care.