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Date: May 02, 2013

Medical Student Named Representative for Emergency Medicine Residents' Association

Organization serves as voice of of emergency medicine physicians-in-training

Photo caption: Hofstra North-Shore-LIJ School of Medicine medical student Michael Spigner takes part in a drill with the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department.
Hofstra North-Shore-LIJ School of Medicine medical student Michael Spigner takes part in a drill with the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department.

Hempstead, NY-Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine first-year student Michael Spigner has been named a Regional Representative to the Medical Student Council (MSC) of the Emergency Medicine Residents' Association (EMRA), an organization that serves as the voice of emergency medicine physicians-in-training. The MSC develops and distributes materials pertinent to a student's education and residency application process.

The MSC also works to promote Emergency Medicine Interest Groups (EMIGs) at every medical school and provides tools, ideas, and guidance towards the groups’ success. As the regional director of Northeast Region 1, Michael will serve as the contact between EMIGs at medical schools in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York, and the EMRA.

“I have a very strong interest in emergency medicine,” Michael said, “and I am honored and humbled by this appointment. I look forward to serving as a resource to the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association and the emergency medicine interest groups in my region.”

Michael leads the School of Medicine’s Emergency Medicine Interest Group, in equal partnership with other first-year students Jennifer Larson, Zachary Hahn, and Nicholas Petit.

“This is a great achievement,” said Thomas Kwiatkowski, MD, the Assistant Dean for Simulation. “I am sure that this position will be a great fit for Michael’s leadership skills.”
Michael, a resident of Manhasset, New York, has a long history of service in the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department, which he joined in 2009 as an EMT-Basic. Since that time, he has become an EMT-Critical Care, and has joined Engine Company 1 as a firefighter.

He currently serves as President of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department Ambulance Unit, Chairman of Quality Assurance and Improvement for the Ambulance Unit, and a member of the Ambulance Unit’s Training Committee.

This summer Michael will be conducting research in pre-hospital care with the North Shore-LIJ Department of Emergency Medicine, in partnership with medical directors from the North Shore Center for Emergency Medical Services and the Fire Department of New York. He hopes to specialize in Emergency Medicine.

For more information on EMRA visit: http://www.emra.org/Content.aspx?id=297