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Dr. Shannon Toohey

The clinical strength of our Emergency Medicine Residency graduates is second to none. You will leave our residency program able to handle anything that comes through your emergency department doors.

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Department of Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Since 1989, the UC Irvine School of Medicine's Emergency Medicine Residency Program has been training leaders in emergency medicine. 

UC Irvine Medical Center is a Level I trauma center, comprehensive stroke center, burn center, and cardiac receiving center. As the comprehensive tertiary care center for Orange County’s 3 million people, our medical center provides residents with a wide range of clinical experiences.

In addition to UC Irvine Medical Center, our residents rotate at CHOC Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Miller Children’s Hospital, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Mission Hospital and the VA Long Beach Healthcare System.

During each shift, residents see a high volume of new, undifferentiated patients. We are proud of our one-on-one apprenticeship model. Our residents present every patient to an emergency medicine faculty member, never to a fellow resident. As such, our residents get the highest level of teaching for each patient case.

Our weekly conference appeals to today’s learners with high-yield, interactive didactics given by experts in all aspects of emergency medicine.

Explore our residency photo gallery here

2022-2023 Recruitment Season

Please visit our 2020 “Why UCI” webinar series and Class of 2024 Residents’ Interests “Why I Chose UCI” to become better acquainted with our program.

In-Person Visits

To promote an equitable and transparent selection process, the University of California GME Offices have an established policy that requires all interviews and “second looks” to be virtual for the 2022-2023 interview season. Consistent with this UC-wide policy in-person visits will not be possible. This policy is in alignment with guidance provided by AAMC.