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About the Department of Emergency Medicine

UC Irvine's Department of Emergency Medicine is committed to advancing clinical care, education and research to help patients with diverse conditions. We offer patient-centered care, apply leading edge skills to combat serious illness and injury. In addition, our physicians conduct innovative research aimed at preventing injury and disease.

Faculty members within the department, which is part of UC Irvine's School of Medicine, are highly experienced clinicians who are devoted to training the next generation of emergency care physicians.

Some facts about the Department of Emergency Medicine:

  • We handle nearly 48,000 patient visits during the course of the year.
  • We are the entry point for Orange County’s only Level I Trauma Center and Regional Burn Center.
  • We care for more than 3,600 trauma victims a year and more than 300 burn victims.
  • We also receive patients en route to UC Irvine’s Comprehensive Stroke Center, and the Orange County Acute Coronary Syndrome (heart attack) program. Our specialists are standing by at all times to intervene and dissolve or remove the blood clots that cause heart attack and stroke
  • We have 16 full time clinical faculty and 2 research faculty.

In addition, for nearly a decade the UC Irvine Department of Emergency Medicine – in conjunction with California Chapters of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and the American College of Emergency Physicians has published the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine Our mission is to disseminate information about efficient and optimal delivery of emergency care and injury prevention through “open-access” publishing.  WestJEM is the only “open access” online EM journal in the United States. This scientific information is therefore accessible free of charge to anyone with an internet connection.

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