EMEDEX has an ongoing partnership with the Swedish Society for Emergency Medicine (SWESEM). Based on outstanding original research in the field, a SWESEM physician is selected annually to participate in an all-expenses paid rotation in NYC emergency departments. Based at Kings County Hospital and SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, the physicians see first hand how EM is practiced at an academic, level-one trauma center. In addition, they rotate at the New York City Poison Control Center, participate in ride-alongs with hospital-based ambulance services, and can tailor their experience to suit their own academic interests.
The educational aspects of this exchange are directed by EMEDEX with the goal of offering Swedish physicians exposure to, and training in, various aspects of emergency medicine. In 2006, emergency medicine was awarded conjoined specialty status in Sweden, and EMEDEX is proud to contribute to the ultimate development of EM as an independent specialty there.