We’re extremely proud of our student members, and they have done many amazing things. Here are a sampling of what UCI EMIG members have recently accomplished:

  • AAEM 2016 Abstract Submission to the 22nd Annual Scientific Assembly in Las Vegas

This year EMIG submitted an abstract titled “Increasing Success in the EM Match: A New Approach.” We hope to present our findings on the efficacy of our new Matching into EM panel, and how this event improved student confidence, comfort and preparedness for the Match. If successful, this will be the first time EMIG is presenting at a national conference –¬†which will be a wonderful opportunity to highlight our interest group and EM at UCI.

  • 2nd Place Winner 2015 Fall Med iBookJam

The 2015 Fall Med iBookJam kicked off on September 15th. The event had 52 faculty, residents and students participate on 14 teams to produce 15 impressive iBooks in under 2 weeks.

EMIG’s iBook Mastering the Patient Presentation and How to Ace Your EM Clerkship by Dr. Hoonpongsimanont, Maja Feldman, MS3, Nicholas Bove, MS2, and Julie Kong, High School won 2nd place in the competition. The book will be published in the iBooks Store. In addition, the iBook will now be part of the EM clerkship curriculum. In collaboration with Dr. Hoon, we are currently in the process of conducting a research study to gauge the book’s effectiveness in improving patient presentations vs traditional methods of learning while on shift.