ISAEM COVID-19 Social Media Initiative

In this post, we are sharing an announcement with you. One of our collaborators, ISAEM, is starting a new social media initiative. Here is their message.

Dear Emergency Physicians, First Responders and Front-Line Health Care Staff:

We are emailing you on behalf of the International Student Association of Emergency Medicine (ISAEM). We hope that you are staying healthy during these difficult times.

Our team is organizing a new social media initiative to share experiences from the frontline across the world during the COVID-19 pandemic in a similar style to the Humans of New York page (

We are looking for short reflections about your experience working in the emergency department and in other health care settings as well as any other thoughts you would like to share. We would also ask for a photo of yourself and/or of your current healthcare environment currently. You may submit multiple photos, but please ensure you have the permission of anyone in the photos before sending it to us. A photo consent form is provided here: 

You will be featured on the ISAEM Facebook/ Twitter accounts as well as the instagram account @humansofemerg administered by the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP).

You may consider responding to one of these questions, or share a different comment altogether.

  • How are things going in your ED right now (positives, challenges)?
  • How are you and your colleagues coping?
  • Do you have any advice for the general public?
  • Are there any encouraging or uplifting experiences you can share during your time working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 crisis?
  • How are you staying connected with others?

All submissions can be sent to 

We hope that this project will allow us to share candid experiences and perspectives with members of the healthcare community across the world. Thank you for considering to participate and thank you for all the work you are doing every day.



Cite this article as: iEM Education Project Team, "ISAEM COVID-19 Social Media Initiative," in International Emergency Medicine Education Project, March 30, 2020,, date accessed: September 27, 2023

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