Welcome to the Emergency Medicine Interest Group at the David Geffen School of Medicine! Since the interest group was first established we have been providing clinical and shadowing experiences to students of all years throughout their medical school career. We will be hosting several events throughout the year to provide skills in wilderness medicine, first responder skills, intubation, suturing, and several other skills that will be sure to be useful in your coming medical career. We all look forward to seeing you at events and shadowing!

Mission Statement 

The Emergency Medicine Interest Group is a group of first and second-year medical students who work with physicians from the UCLA Emergency Departments to learn both clinical skills and to explore opportunities in Emergency Medicine.  Residents and physicians from the UCLA Emergency Department 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, wilderness medicine, career choices in Emergency Medicine, and much more.  The interest group leaders ensure that students have access to information regarding national organizations like ACEP and AAEM.  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 affiliate hospitals - RRMC, Harbor, and Olive View.