Emergency Medicine Interest Group
The Emergency Medicine Interest Group is a group of first and second year medical students who work with physicians from the UCLA affiliated Emergency Departments to learn clinical skills and to explore opportunities in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Tomer Begaz and Dr. Rachel Shing, along with other residents from UCLA, help teach students skills such as suturing, splinting, starting IVs, intubation, and ultrasound. The group also meets to discuss topics about Emergency Medicine such as planning for residency, discussing the life of EM physicians, exploring career choices in Emergency Medicine, and much more. The interest group leaders ensure that students have access to information regarding national organizations like ACEP, AAEM and EMRA. EMIG also encourages participation in Emergency Medicine conferences throughout Southern California. EMIG supports a shadowing program whereby students follow residents during their shifts in the Emergency Departments at UCLA affiliated hospitals - RRMC, Harbor, and Olive View. EMIG fulfills the mission statement above by stimulating interest in Emergency Medicine through providing hands-on experience in workshops and shadowing, in addition to lectures and conferences.
Signatories: Michael Rothberg, Leilani Gutierrez-Palominos, and Matthew Daly
Advisor: Pamela R Cysner
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