Emergency Medicine Student Interest Group
The Emergency Medicine Student Interest Group (EMSIG) was founded in 1995 and has grown to become the largest student interest group at the Keck School of Medicine. Operating within the Department of Emergency Medicine at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center The goal of EMSIG is to provide opportunities for early clinical exposure, supplemental Emergency Medicine didactics/workshops, and opportunities for mentorship and career development.
EMSIG provides clinical exposure through the shadowing program. This program attracts a large number of first and second year medical students, exposing them to one of the country’s busiest and most prestigious emergency departments. The success of this shadowing program is largely due to the enthusiasm and zeal for teaching exemplified by the attending and resident physicians at LAC+USC Medical Center.
We also run a monthly lunchtime Emergency Medicine lecture/workshop series that consists of a variety of lectures on Emergency Medicine topics as well as procedure workshops. To assist with students who are trying to make career decisions we have multiple avenues for mentorship and guidance. For students interested in pursuing Emergency Medicine, EMSIG will facilitate with pairing students with resident or faculty advisors through the department of Emergency Medicine. For students who are exploring the possibility of pursuing Emergency Medicine, EMSIG provides multiple opportunities for students to interact with upperclassmen who are pursuing Emergency Medicine. Regardless of which specialty medical students in EMSIG end up choosing, members of EMSIG credit the interest group in playing an important role in providing clinical experience in an exciting field and helping them make personal career decisions.
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