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UC Irvine’s Department of Emergency Medicine oversees an extensive emergency medicine education program. Each year we train 240 medical students, 24 residents and up to 10 fellows in subspecialties of Clinical Informatics, Multimedia Design & Instructional Technology, Research Fellowship in Population Health, Simulation, Ultrasound, and Wilderness Medicine. We have a stellar history in training top-notch physicians, many of whom have become leaders in academic and policy arenas.

Medical Students

The department provides every student with an interactive atmosphere conducive to learning, with ample faculty teaching and feedback. They learn procedures under supervision ranging from incision, drainage and suturing to ultrasound-guided central line placement. Students are encouraged to attend and participate in the residency program’s weekly teaching conference and monthly journal clubs. 


UC Irvine's Emergency Medicine Residency program has trained residents since 1989. We have 24 residents (8 per year) in a three-year residency program. Our program is fully accredited by the Residency Review Committee for Emergency Medicine (RRC-EM).


Clinical Informatics (ACGME Accredited)
Multimedia Design Education Technology (MDEdTech)
Research Fellowship in Population Health
Wilderness Medicine

Emergency Medicine Interest Group

The Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) is an organization composed of UC Irvine medical students who are interested in pursuing careers in emergency medicine. As the most active and innovative student groups at the UC Irvine School of Medicine, it is aimed to connect medical students with information about EM residency and careers in EM. We also provide experiences for enthusiasts in Disaster and Wilderness Medicine. On the EMIG 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 for medical students.

For more information or to get involved, please contact:

Gilbert Nalula, MSIV ( and Amanda Tedesco, MSIII (