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Message from the Director

Sangeeta Sakaria, MD, MPH, MST
Sangeeta Sakaria, MD, MPH, MST

At UC Irvine, you will have the opportunity to work with world class faculty along with outstanding nursing and ancillary support staff.  Throughout this rotation, you will be exposed to every facet of emergency medicine by caring for a diverse patient population indigent to Orange County. 

You will take an active role in patient care, evaluating patients immediately as they present to the Emergency Department and following them throughout their ED course until disposition. 

The emergency medicine clerkship consists of experiences in direct patient care of acutely ill patients, selected readings from an emergency medicine textbook, simulation cases,weekly resident conference, as well as dedicated student case conferences.

We implement interactive learning techniques including, team-based learning, flipped classroom, and gamification into all of our education sessions. Students will also participate in procedural training sessions including intubation, central lines, chest tubes, cricothyroidotomy, lumbar puncture, and ultrasound-guided peripheral IV placement.

At UCI Irvine, we strive to create an interactive and open learning environment with ample faculty teaching and feedback. Our high acuity, fast paced clinical experience combined with innovative didactic teaching makes our clerkship second to none. 

We look forward to having you.

Sangeeta Sakaria, MD, MPH, MST
Clerkship Director
101 The City Drive, S. Rt. 128-01
Orange, CA 92868
Office: 714-456-5297
Office Hours: Available by appointment 

Gabriel Sudario, MD
Assistant Clerkship Director 
101 The City Drive, S. Rt. 128-01
Orange, CA 92868
Office Hours: Available by appointment

David Barry, MD
Program Director, Long Beach VA or

Alexia Cage
547 Clerkship Coordinator
Office: 714-456-7515 

Sonia Portillo
630D Advanced Emergency Medicine
Clerkship Coordinator
Office: 714-456-5922