Getting Your Feet Wet

Emergency Medicine is one of the most exciting and dynamic of the medical specialties. Join us to learn more about a career in emergency medicine.

Emergency Medicine Interest Group

Our Mission

The mission of EMIG is to explore and promote the field of Emergency Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. We strive to:

  • Introduce the unique aspects of Emergency Medicine as a clinical specialty;
  • Create opportunities for exploration of Emergency Medicine topics;
  • Provide mentorship and leadership opportunities to students via faculty, residents, and fellow students.

Learn More and Get Involved

Created and led by Georgetown medical students who are exploring emergency medicine as a career, the Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) has helped cultivate interest in emergency medicine among Georgetown University medical students for decades. Over the past match cycles, emergency medicine has risen to the top of the selected specialties of graduating Georgetown students. To promote the specialty and prepare students for their clerkships and residencies, EMIG designs a number of events throughout the year including lectures, hands-on workshops, and clinical shadowing. Since the beginning of our residency program, EMIG, residents, and faculty have partnered to improve mentoring and teaching and have ambitious plans to expand the agenda of the program over the coming year. Events for 2010-2011 include:

  • Monthly lunch time lecture series covering topics from in-flight emergencies to snake bites.
  • Workshops and labs with hands-on practice in intubation, IV placement, suturing and ultrasound
  • Ridealongs with DC Fire/EMS, GERMS, and MedSTAR Flight
  • Post-Match 4th year medical student advisory panel for third years
  • Residency Director Meeting for rising fourth years