The Young Doctors Section of the Polish Society for Emergency Medicine (Sekcja Mlodych Lekarzy – SML) was established in 2015.

Our mission is to:

  • represent young emergency medicine (EM) physicians in Poland,
  • develop new educational and training opportunities related to EM,
  • promote emergency medicine as a specialty in Poland.

Additionally, our goal is to facilitate networking among all members of the EM community in order to encourage an open exchange of ideas and experiences, thus making it possible to promote cooperation among various emergency departments on joint projects.

All regular members of the Polish Society for Emergency Medicine (PTMR) who are <39 years of age may join the YDS. There is no additional membership fee to join the YDS (it is included in the standard PTMR membership fee). Each year members of the YDS hold 1-2 formal meetings.

Structure


CHAIRPERSON

The Young Doctors Section is led by a Chairperson who is elected by YDS members every 4 years. The next election is scheduled to be held at the first YDS meeting of 2020.

Przewodnicząca SML: Dorota Rutkowska

Dorota Rutkowska

  • Department of Emergency Medicine,
    Antoni Jurasz University No. 1 in Bydgoszcz, Poland

  • Department of Medical Simulation, Collegium Medicum NCU, Bydgoszcz, Poland

  • drtrutkowska@gmail.com

1. Working Group for Legal-Administrative Matters

Kierownik grupy: Michał Dworzyński

Leader: Michał Dworzyński

  • Emergency Department,
    The Nicolaus Copernicus Hospital, Lodz, Poland

  • Department of Emergency Medicine and Disaster Medicine, Medical University of Lodz, Poland

  • Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS), Lodz Division

  • mj@dworzynski.eu

2. Working Group for Education

Kierownik grupy: Janusz Springer

Leader: Janusz Springer

  • Emergency Department, J. K. Łukowicz Memorial Specialist Hospital in Chojnice

  • Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical University of Gdańsk

  • janusz.springer@gumed.edu.pl

3. Working Group for Social Media

Kierownik grupy: Daniel Duchań-Ogrodnik

Leader: Daniel Duchań-Ogrodnik

  • Department of Emergency Medicine,
    Jan Biziel University Hospital No. 2 in Bydgoszcz, Poland

  • Department of Emergency and Disaster Medicine, Collegium Medicum NCU, Bydgoszcz

  • daniel.piotr.ogrodnik@gmail.com

4. Working Group for International Relations

Kierownik grupy: Dorota Rutkowska

Leader: Dorota Rutkowska

  • Department of Emergency Medicine,
    Antoni Jurasz University No. 1 in Bydgoszcz, Poland

  • Department of Medical Simulation, Collegium Medicum NCU, Bydgoszcz, Poland

  • drtrutkowska@gmail.com

The majority of SML projects are completed due to the cooperation of all Working Groups.

Currently, SML is focused on:
– organizing high-quality Young EM Physician presentations during the major EM conferences in Poland,
– promoting emergency departments which are designated as “centers of excellence” for Polish EM residency training.

In addition, SML members continually monitor the ongoing changes in the Polish EM system, and quickly help write SML position statements which the SML President presents to the PTMR Board. Last but not least, SML members network with young EM physician associations abroad in a joint effort to promote EM as a medical specialty and career.

If you are interested in getting involved in the Young Doctors Section, you are encouraged to contact us and to attend our meetings!

Recent Highlights of the Young Doctors Section’s activity