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University of California, Irvine
Emergency Medicine Interest Group

EMIG is an organization composed of UC Irvine medical students who are interested in pursuing careers in emergency medicine (EM). As one of the most active student groups at the UC Irvine School of Medicine, our aim is to connect medical students with information about EM residency and careers in EM. On this site, you will find information about what is going on in emergency medicine at UC Irvine as well as EM in general. We are excited to provide information about one of the newest and most dynamic medical specialties.
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Upcoming Events

  • more to come!

Recent Events and Accomplishments

  • Second 2015 Cadaver Procedure Workshops

EMIG’s 2nd annual Anatomy Lab Procedure Workshops, held on 1/25/16 and 2/2/16, were a great success! We had about 40 students in attendance, ranging from first to fourth years.  The students learned how to intubate, perform thoracotomies and cricothyrotomies, place chest tubes and practiced suturing on fresh tissue cadavers.  The feedback from students was overwhelmingly positive.  We couldn’t have done it without the help of the amazing physicians who came to teach.  A huge thank you to Dr. Megan Osborn, Dr. Eric Barton, Dr. Robert Katzer, Dr. Andrew Wong, Dr. Joelle Schlang, Dr. Cassondra Majestic, Dr. Bryan Sloane, Dr. Reid Honda and Dr. Jon Pena for making this event possible.  Special thanks to Dr. Jamie Wikenheiser for helping us obtain the cadavers and for the use of his lab.

Several MS1s after the workshop

Several MS1s after the workshop

Victoria Oppenheim, MS1, practicing intubation

Victoria Oppenheim, MS1, practicing intubation

Dr. Sloane assisting Marissa Lovio, MS1, with a thoracotomy

Dr. Sloane assisting Marissa Lovio, MS1, with a thoracotomy

Dr. Honda demonstrating cricothyrotomy placement

Dr. Honda demonstrating cricothyrotomy placement

Kevin Nee, MS1 and Carlin Lee, MS1 practicing suturing

Kevin Nee, MS1 and Carlin Lee, MS1 practicing suturing

Dr. Barton explaining thoracotomy technique

Dr. Barton explaining thoracotomy technique

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • EMIG Shadowing and Mentoring Program

During the months of December-January EMIG is piloting a new shadowing and mentorship program. The project is designed to give MS3 students a chance to spend time in the ED prior to their 4th year clerkship and junior med students access to EM mentors. MS3 students are paired with residents for an opportunity to walk in their shoes, while MS2s and MS1s are matched with attendings and fellows to explore Emergency Medicine and build on student’s growing interest . We have 14 residents/fellows and attendings who signed up to participate and 25 students enrolled in the pilot program. Please say hello to the students as they spend time in the ED during their winter break!

Information

  • Fourth year students: looking to apply for away rotations? View this “VSAS How To” Video from Chanel Fischetti, Bryan Sloane, Lance Beier for information about the VSAS process!