EMIG – Emergency Medicine Student Association | 2013 FCEP Annual Meeting | 08/02/2013 – 08/04/2013


Name of the Organization: EMIG – Emergency Medicine Student Association

Trip Information

Title of Trip: 2013 FCEP Annual Meeting

Dates of Travel: From 08/02/2013 To 08/04/2013

Travel to: United States

Number of Expected Traveler: 8

Resubmission? No

Has the group attended before?: Yes
How many previously went: 5

Purpose of Trip: This conference is an opportunity for UF students to gain insight into the EM profession from local leaders and network with students and physicians who share their interests. Students will learn about the most pressing, relevant issues in EM in Florida today and attend specific medical student-targeted programming designed to help them achieve their career goals in both the short and long term.
Benefit to Student Body:
The 8 attendees will learn about the most important issues facing EM in their state and gain insight into what a career in EM entails. Additionally, three of the eight students attending from UF are a part of the Medical Student Committee to FCEP and are thus responsible for organizing and executing the medical student specific programming, providing them with a unique hands-on experience in medical education. Finally, the attendees will report to the leaders of EMSA on “lessons learned” and help write a report on the meeting to be published in the EM Pulse magazine published by the Florida College of Emergency Physicians. EMSA will use the advice of the attendees to better serve the College of Medicine in its programming.

Budget Requests


Description # of Travelers Cost/Traveler Total
Cars 8 25.84 206.72


Description # of Travelers Cost/Traveler Total
ACEP Membership 8 55.00 440.00


Description # of Travelers Cost/Traveler Total
Hotel 8 82.00 1312.00

Other Costs

Other Funding Sources

Description Amount
MCC Funding 182.00

The MCC has budgeted $182.00 for 4 students to attend the event, however, given the growing interest in EM at our school and importance of FCEP in our community, we would like to send 8 students to the meeting. Additional funding would enable students who may not normally consider attending such an important event due to cost concerns to attend. Furthermore, the three students who are attending as part of the FCEP Medical Student Committee are required to attend and are representing UF to the entire state. However, when they are running the medical student programming, they cannot participate in it, so it would be beneficial to send additional UF students who can benefit from the medical student-specific programming and give the FCEP Medical Student Committee feedback.