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Winners of the 2017 Med iBookJam

Congratulations to all participants of the 2017 Med iBookJam!

The Med iBookJam competition was held from March 1 to March 10 with twenty-two participants (faculty, staff, students) on eight teams to produce iBooks. An iBook is a multi-touch digital book that can provide an interactive learning experience on Macs and iOS devices such as iPads and iPhones.

On March 10 the submitted iBooks were judged by Dr. Warren Wiechmann, Associate Dean of Clinical Science Education and Educational Technology, Dr. Julie Youm, Director, Educational Technology, and Terri Dean, Director of Curricular Affairs. The winners of the event announced at the Awards Ceremony that same evening were:

First Place: Team 1

iBook Title: Radial Forearm Free Flap

Team 1 Members: Tjosen Tjoa, MD, Kasra Ziai, MD, Omid Moshtaghi, MS4

Second Place: Tie – Team 4 and Team 7

iBook Title: An Approach to AMS Patients in the ED

Team 4 Members: Wirachin Hoonpongsimanont, MD, Khuansiri Narajeenron, MD, Patrick Penalosa, MS1

iBook Title: The Art of Kindness

Team 7 Members: Ralph Clayman, MD, Johanna Shapiro, PhD, Kevin Roy, MS2

Third Place: Team 2

iBook Title: Brain Arteriovenous Malformation

Team 2 Members: Li-Mei Lin, MD, Bima Hasjim, MS2

We look forward to seeing many of these iBooks published in the Apple iBooks Store soon!

Reminder: 2017 Match Day Livestream

Congratulations to our medical students in the Class of 2017 who matched this week!

To watch the livestream of the Match Day festivities tomorrow, March 17, 2017, starting at 8:40am click here: 2017 UC Irvine SOM Match Day

This same link is where you will find a recording of the event after it has concluded.

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UC Irvine Health School of Medicine Feautured in Apple iBooks Store

The first collection of iBooks authored by School of Medicine faculty, residents and students became featured in the Apple iBooks Store this week. To view this collection, go to the “Professional & Technical” category in the iBooks Store (from the iBooks app) and click on the feature image.


Currently, there are eight books in this collection produced by teams who competed in our Med iBookJams. We are expecting two more iBooks to join this collection soon.

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iBooks are multi-touch digital books that are created using iBooks Author, Apple’s tool to create and publish eBooks for iPhones, iPads and Macs. iBooks Author is an easy to use tool that enables anyone with a Mac to quickly produce interactive digital content in a manner similar to creating a Powerpoint presentation. For a quick overview on using iBooks Author, visit: iBooks Author Quick Start Tutorial. If you are interested in creating and publishing iBooks, contact us using our iMedEd Service Request Form:

Reminder: School of Medicine Talent Show Tomorrow (Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016)

Who: The talented medical students, deans, faculty, staff, friends and family
What: 2nd Annual UCI SOM MEDAPALOOZA | Revue + Talent Show
When: Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 (see schedule of events below)
Where: Crystal Cove Auditorium at the UCI Student Center – 311 W Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA 92697
Please park in the structure across from the student center.

Pre-show reception: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
FREE delicious dinner!
$4 Wine + Beer (please bring cash)
2 Photobooths for funzies
Guest sign-in book with pictures of performers for you to share lovely messages
Pick-up GIANT EMOJIs to show your love to the performers
Download twitter for live-tweeting action during the show!

Talent show: 7 to 9 p.m.
13 performances that will leave you breathless
MCs: Kevin Labadie and Majid Husain and their terrible jokes

Reminder: Workshop – Canvas Learning Management System: A Review of Features

We are nearing the end of our first year of the implementation of Canvas as the learning management system for the School of Medicine. During this time, all core courses and clerkships have used this system to share and manage course materials with students. This workshop will review some of the commonly used features of Canvas and give faculty/staff an opportunity to further explore the potential of this tool based on their experiences this past year.

  • Thursday, March 10, 2016, noon to 1 p.m., Conference Room A1000, Medical Education Building (Irvine)
  • Tuesday, March 15, 2016, noon to 1 p.m., ITC Classroom, Grunigen Medical Library (Orange)

To sign up for our upcoming workshops, visit: iMedEd Workshop Sign-up

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Three New iBooks Published in the Apple iBooks Store

A team of digital content creators led by Jeff W. Chen, M.D., Ph.D. (Department of Neurological Surgery) has published three books in the Apple iBooks Store. The students working with Dr. Chen included: Ronald Sahyouni, MS2; David Bustillo; Melissa Huang; Bima Hasjim, MS1; Ramin Rajaii, MS2. The core team began working together on their series of iBooks during the Fall Med iBookJam competition where their book on “Heart Murmurs” won second place.

iBooks are multi-touch digital books that are created using iBooks Author, Apple’s tool to create and publish eBooks for iPhones, iPads and Macs. iBooks Author is an easy to use tool that enables anyone with a Mac to quickly produce interactive digital content in a manner similar to creating a Powerpoint presentation. For a quick overview on using iBooks Author, visit: iBooks Author Quick Start Tutorial. If you are interested in creating and publishing iBooks, contact us using our iMedEd Service Request Form:


You can purchase these iBooks for free in the iBooks Store from your Mac or iOS device using the links below:


Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Traumatic Brain Injury

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Med iBookJam Showcase and Awards Ceremony

The 2015 Fall Med iBookJam kicked off on September 15th with 14 teams. The event concluded on September 28th with an iBooks showcase and an awards ceremony to recognize all participants and the winning teams. We had 52 faculty, residents and students participate on 14 teams to produce 15 impressive iBooks in under 2 weeks. The iBooks that were submitted focused on a range of healthcare topics as well as both patient and medical student/resident education.

Judges for the Med iBookJam included Dr. Sarah Eichhorn, UCI Associate Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning, Dr. Marco Angulo, Faculty Director for Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Service, Dr. Warren Wiechmann, Associate Dean for Clinical Science Education and Educational Technology, and Dr. Julie Youm, Director of Instructional Technologies. We also want to recognize Dr. Behnoosh Afghani, Director of Health and Science Enrichment Programs, who partnered with iMedEd to launch the Technology Innovation Program through which gifted high school students were able to work with us in the Med iBookJam, and Francisco Chanes, Media Producer, for his time and contribution on video production assistance for many of the competing teams.

The winners of the 2015 Fall Med iBookJam were:

1st Place
Adult Vaccination Schedules and Indications by Dr. Emilie Chow (Department of Medicine), Michelle Heare, MS3, and Allen Yu, MS1

2nd Place
Mastering the Patient Presentation and How to Ace Your EM Clerkship by Dr. Wirachin Hoonpongsimanont (Department of Emergency Medicine), Maja Feldman, MS3, Nicholas Bove, MS2, Julie Kong, High School

3rd Place
Heart Murmurs by Dr. Jefferson Chen (Department of Neurological Surgery), Bima Hasjim, MS1, Andrew Nguyen, MS1, Ramin Rajaii, MS2

Honorable Mention
Alzheimer Dementia in Down Syndrome: A Guide for Families and Caregivers by Dr. Anne Tournay (Department of Pediatrics), Neema Pithia, MS3, Natalie Rivas, High School, Jaida Nabayan, High School

View a complete listing of teams and final iBooks.

Teams will continue working on their iBooks with the goal of publishing them in the Apple iBooks Store or internally for access by patients/students. Of note, the Third Place iBook from our Spring Med iBookJam, Stone Trees by Dr. Ralph Clayman and Dr. Martin Hofmann (about the formation, diagnosis and treatment of urinary stones), has recently been published in the iBooks Store and can be downloaded here. We look forward to sharing more additions to this growing body of UCI generated content soon!


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UC Irvine Health contributes to the Touch Surgery App

Dr. Shannon Toohey, a Multimedia Design Education Technology Fellow in the Department of Emergency Medicine and a key addition to the iMedEd team, has authored three modules (Lumbar Puncture, IJ Central line placement and Paracentesis) in the Touch Surgery app by Kinosis. Touch Surgery is a mobile app (iOS, Android) that uses high quality animations to simulate step-by-step instructions for operations and procedures. It is based on the idea that pre-training with these interactive simulations will allow residents to have a better understanding of those procedures when they practice them. “Cognitive decision-making should be mastered before you attempt the manual parts of an operation. At Touch Surgery, we believe the decision comes before the incision.” ~ Touch Surgery.

Dr. Toohey shares that “It’s been a great experience, acting as the subject matter expert with an amazing team of animators creating high quality learning modules. I’m excited about offering these training modules to our residents and think its an exciting example of a great use of technology in medical education”. We are excited to announce that Dr. Toohey’s Lumbar Puncture module is available now in the Touch Surgery app which is free for download in the Apple App Store and the Google Play store. The Touch Surgery app offers a growing library of simulation modules on many specialities including Orthopedics, Neurosurgery and Breast so we encourage you to explore it for other surgery resources as well.


The Second Med iBookJam Kicked Off on September 15th!

The 2015 Fall Med iBookJam kicked off on September 15th with 14 teams! These teams are hard at work on their iBooks and we look forward to seeing the final submissions in 2 weeks. Join us at 5pm on September 28th in the Telemedicine Theater (basement of the Medical Education Building, Irvine) for a showcase of these iBooks and celebrate with the teams at the Awards Ceremony.MediBookJam