SIG Highlight: Family Medicine SIG Injection Clinic
Last night, 28 medical students sat poised over unsuspecting oranges – syringes in hand. The students were attending an injection clinic hosted by the Family Medicine Student Interest Group (SIG) and led by Associate Professor of Family Medicine Martha Seagrave, PA-C.
Before the hands-on practice began, Seagrave spoke about important steps when giving injections such as ensuring they have the correct patient, dose, and medication; how to select the appropriate needle and syringe; and how to clean an injection site. With help from fourth-year students Holly Bachilas, Althea Morrison, and Jenna Jorgensen, students practiced how to draw medication, remove air bubbles, and how to inject their orange “patients” using a variety of techniques.
Led by students Alim Esemenli, Diane Kim, and Erick MacLean with support from advisors Seagrave, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine Aaron Reiter, M.D., and Family Medicine Medical Student Education Coordinator Luke Hebert, the SIG seeks to “provide a forum where medical students interested in family medicine learn about, address, celebrate, and integrate themselves in the dynamic specialty.”
MacLean and his fellow leaders plan on holding additional events in the future such as a casting clinic or vital signs clinic.
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