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. Welcome to our site!

  • Feel free to explore the Ultrasound Interest Group

  • The International Blog Page for Ultrasound

  • The Wilderness Medicine Interest Group Home Page and Facebook Page

  • News & Upcoming Events

  • EMIG Faculty Research Meeting - Monday 12/1/2014
    EMIG is excited to announce our annual Research Dinner on Monday 12/1! Dinner will be served and we have several of the Emergency Medicine faculty planning on attending to give brief descriptions of their many ongoing research projects. This event was a huge success last year- many students found faculty mentors to begin working on projects with! Dinner will begin at 7 PM at Dr. Lotfipour's home in Irvine. Afterwards, faculty will explain their projects and then students can mingle/introduce themselves to the faculty. We will also provide a list of current projects within the department.


  • 2014 Procedures Workshop - 11/12/2014
    EMIG will be hosting its annual procedures workshop on Wednesday evening 11/12/2014. Over 50 UCI students will learn IV placeemnt, foley catheter placement, and venipuncture from our Emergency Medicine faculty and residents. Sign-up is currently full with an active wait-list for the event. We look forward to some great hands-on learning!

  • EMIG board members Lauren Sims, MS3, and Tatiana Ramage, MS3 co-authored an editorial in the June/July issue of Modern Resident titled "Medical Student Ambassadors in the Big Apple"

    Check it out here

    Well done Lauren and Tatiana!

    Recent Past Events

  • Guest Lecture: Intro to Pediatric EM on April 30

    PIG and EMIG joined forces to host Dr. Rishi Bhargava, Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, at Long Beach Memorial and CHOC. Dr. Bhargava spoke about what it takes to go into pediatric EM, advice for those considering that career path, and what a typical day might look like in the field.
  • Disaster Medicine Symposium on April 2nd

    Orange County Medical Association With UC Irvine Health Emergency Medicine Center for Disaster Medical Sciences Present:

    Global Health Adventures: Tips for Clinicians to Prepare for Bioterrorism and Pandemics
    Kristi L. Koenig M.D.
    Professor, Emergency Medicine
    Director, Center for Disaster Medical Sciences

    In-flight Medical Emergencies:
    What do you want to do now, Doctor?
    Robert Katzer M.D. M.B.A.
    Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Introduction by
    Carl Schultz M.D.
    Professor, Emergency Medicine
    Director of Research, Center for Disaster Medical Sciences

    Date: Wednesday April, 2 2014
    Time: Appetizers and beverages served at 6:00 PM, Presentations will begin at 6:45 PM
    Location: OCMA Conference Center, 17322 Murphy Ave. Irvine, CA 92614

  • Talk Shop Dinner hosted by Dr. McCoy on Thursday, April 24th at 730pm