EMSA – Emergency Medicine Student Association


Co-Presidents Kayo Matsuda & Meera Sundar
Treasurer Jonathan Munoz
Faculty Advisor Dr. Matthew Ryan

Welcome to the Emergency Medicine Student Association!

The Emergency Medicine Student Association (EMSA) aims to provide medical students with opportunities to learn about this exciting field. Such opportunities include lunch talks (food provided) given by board certified EM attending physicians, chances to meet and interact with attending physicians and residents, shadowing in the emergency department, research opportunities, and opportunities to network with physicians throughout the nation!

What is Emergency Medicine?

From the AAMC: “A high-pressure, fast-paced, and diverse specialty, emergency medicine requires a broad base of medical knowledge and a variety of well-honed clinical and technical skills. The emergency physician provides immediate recognition, evaluation, care, stabilization, and disposition of a generally diversified population of adult and pediatric patients in response to acute illness and injury. Emergency medicine focuses on the immediate decision making and action necessary to prevent death or any further disability both in the pre-hospital setting by directing emergency medical technicians and in the emergency department.”

Emergency Medicine Residency & Fellowship

Emergency medicine residency is a 3-4 year training program, depending on the institution.

Fellowship opportunities:

  • Administration
  • Critical Care
  • Disaster Medicine
  • Global Medicine
  • Health Policy
  • Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Wilderness Medicine
  • Medical Education
  • Research
  • Tactical Medicine
  • Ultrasound
  • Emergency Medical Services

EMSA Events

EMSA events are announced via email and through MCC announcements. They can also be view on the medical college council calendar.

Shadowing Opportunities

The UF Emergency Department has an open-door shadowing policy for medical students. Simply walk in with your misty green scrubs! If you are interested in learning more about shadowing, please do not hesitate to contact us!