2017/18 recap

2017/18 has been an active and successful year for the EMSSI , with lots of intervarsity events to keep us busy!

Trinity Wilderness Day was run by WEMSI in conjunction with Trinity EMSS on the 9th of September 2017. Deep in the Wicklow mountains students learned hands on how to manage a wide variety of patients and injuries – including a patient struck by lightning! We’re looking forward to another action packed wilderness day from WEMSI and TCD in the future.

TCD wilderness day 17 group photo

The IAEM annual scientific meeting took place in Galway in October 2017, with several EMSSI members displaying research posters and several more volunteering to help run the show. Students had the opportunity to learn and to meet experts in EM from all over the country (and further afield too!) as well as watch a Cogadh Sim to get them excited for EMSSI’s own SimWars which was coming up later on.


The EMSSI annual inaugural event took place on the 1st of November where this year TCD hosted 17/18 honorary president Dr. George Little for a fascinating presentation on life threatening trauma and served an excellent selection of baked goods to boot.

UCD hosted an EM electives night on the 29th of November where students from all over the country were invited to learn from their fellow students who had done electives all over the world.

RCSI hosted their annual Trauma day in January 2018 where students had a crash course in all things Trauma from ultrasound to wound closure to communication. The event was booked out in record time and we look forward to seeing it continue to grow next year!

RCSI trauma day

NUIG hosted the 2nd EMSSI SimWars in March 2018, having taken home the trophy in 2017. 90 students drawn from all 6 medical schools in Ireland battled through heats to reach the final, where in front of a live audience, UCC proved themselves worthy champions by defeating a first class team from RCSI. UCC will host SimWars 2019 and we’re already anticipating a tough and exciting fight for the 2019 title.


Photo credit: Donal Healy Photography