EMRA National Day of Service
The Emergency Medicine residents and faculty as well as medical students from the Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) prepared and served a meal to the men of the Oxford Inn homeless shelter on September 23rd.. The national Emergency Medicine Resident Association (EMRA) has inaugurated a National Day of Service in the month of September this year to encourage our Emergency Medicine providers to reach out and serve our communities through volunteer efforts. The SUNY Upstate Emergency Medicine residents chose to organize, prepare, and serve a meal to the homeless. In addition, they are conducting a sock donation drive to provide much needed clean, dry socks to the homeless men and women of Syracuse. This is the first of a yearly effort to not only provide medical care to the community but to also reach out to the less privileged in our community providing comfort and material assistance. They look forward to continued service projects not only in September but throughout the year.