To provide an area for medical students to become integral members of the Panamerican Trauma Society by increasing collaboration, discussion and partnership between students throughout the Americas.
Serving as the initial access point for medical students and educators interested in trauma, critical care, injury prevention and other society activities, the Committee will offer various benefits to its members.
To promote the development of international collaborations between future health professionals in the areas of clinical trauma and critical care, trauma systems development, and injury prevention.
To utilize the broad resources of the PTS for the goal of better educating future providers of trauma care, leaders of trauma systems, and injury prevention programs.
To facilitate awareness of different models for student research and clinical skills development activities.
Delineate a Constitution for the Committee that addresses the details of the structure of the PTS Medical Student Committee, clarifies any statues or bylaws of the committee, and states the mission and long-term goals of the committee.
Build the structure of student committees in each country.
Establish individual leagues/organizations of trauma in each country. These measures will improve student membership. Organizations will focus on achieving a balance between research/education, clinically implemented measures, and development of exchange programs.
Develop a presentation analyzing the state of trauma exposure to students in medical schools in the Pan-American countries, with regard to individual national organizations.
Michel Aboutanos, MD, MPH
Gustavo Fraga, MD
PTS International Level Representatives:
Co-Chairs: Maya Iyengar, Micheli Fortunato
PTS National Level Representatives:
Brasil: Fabiana da Silva Madeira Chile: Catalina Verdugo Droguett Columbia: Amadeus Uribe Ecuador: Gabriel Sarmiento Ortiz USA: Maya Iyengar