Emergency Medicine Club Fuels Frontline Heroes
KCPOM students continue to aid the community during the COVID-19 pandemic by focusing on various initiatives, such as providing care packages for frontline heroes. In July, the KPCOM’s American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) club delivered items to six emergency rooms in South Florida, including Broward Health Medical Center, Kendall Regional, Mount Sinai, Memorial Regional, Memorial West, and Westside Regional.
The packages were meant to give back to emergency medicine physicians and ER staff members who have been serving various roles as mentors and educators during the pandemic. The packages included food items such as granola bars, energy drinks, and an assortment of snacks to fuel local ER teams during an especially demanding time.
The funding came from a joint effort between the ACOEP and the Society of Medical Oncology. “With the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, and the large demand once again being placed on our local health care system, we are interested in planning another care package drop-off in the future to continue to show support for our community,” said second-year student Veronica Abello, the KPCOM’s ACOEP president.