Dear SEMI Members and Emergency Physicians of India
What a privilege to take over as the 12th National president of SEMI and lead SEMI to its 25th Silver Jubilee celebrations in the year 2023!
Thank you to all the respected past presidents and my fellow board members who have been great mentors, colleagues and friends to me on my last 8 years of journey with the SEMI board in various positions and 16 years of EM career.
Thanks to all the SEMI members who continued your trust, support and commitment over last 24 years in building SEMI to where we are today.
We have seen many ups and downs in the last 24 years and had many success stories, especially around academics, Collaborations and partnerships, and tie-ups and in our ability to produce more leaders within and gain visibility and recognition as a genuine, democratic and respectful clinical society in India and beyond.
Over last two decades we focused on getting our specialty recognized in India and building the capacity of emergency physicians through various academic programs, skill-building our doctors,nurses and paramedics, and building strong collaborations with like minded leaders, associations and organisations.
Today, we all members of SEMI stand tall on the shoulders of giants who brought that much-needed visibility and credibility our EM specialty and SEMI rightfully deserves.
We did have our fair share of failures and false starts as in journey of any society, but what we collectively achieved as a group in such a short span of 24 years is phenomenal. The next decade is for us to continue to build on our strengths and see what and how we bring more value to our members in academics, research, and personal and professional well-being. We will continue to build collaborations with leaders in health care and organizations in India and abroad and organizations of international repute like ISRO to ensure that the future looks bright, healthy, advanced, and interesting for the new generation of EPs to come.
Together we can achieve more great things.
I welcome you all to be a part of this great journey.
Dr S Saravana Kumar
National President (2022-2024)
Society for Emergency Medicine India