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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News & Upcoming Event

  • Pre-medical Student Advising Session (3/10/15)

    Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) executive board members met with the Emergency Medicine Research Associates Program (EMRAP) members for an advising session this past week. EMRAP consists of undergraduate research students who have an interest in pursuing a career in medicine and/or research. The topics discussed included: choosing medicine as a career, the nuts and bolts of the MCAT and undergraduate studies, the application process, how to write a personal statement and how to do well on interviews. The session began with a brief panel discussion followed by small group sessions for a more intimate experience. Undergraduate and medical students built mentor-mentee relationships throughout the meeting that we hope will lead to further advising down the road. There are plans to continue the advising partnership between EMIG and EMRAP in the future. A special thanks goes out to Dr. Hoon and Dr. Lotfipour for helping us make this event happen!

  • Cadaver Procedure Workshop (2/9/15)

    EMIG hosted a procedure workshop in the Anatomy Lab with fresh tissue cadavers on Feb 9, 2015.  The workshop was lead by Emergency Department attending physicians Dr. Robert Katzer and Dr. Bharath Chakravarthy,  as well as resident physician Dr. Max Jen.  The procedures included intubation, cricothyrotomy, thoracotomy, suturing and chest tube placement. The workshop was very well received.  Special thanks to Dr. Jamie Wikenheiser for helping us obtain material and for the use of his lab.

  • 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!