Project Opportunities

If you are interested in partnering with a UC Irvine School of Medicine faculty member on one of the projects below or would like more information about our iMedEd project opportunities, contact Dr. Julie Youm at jyoum@uci.edu.

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Access Medicine iBook Project

Faculty Advisor
Linda Murphy, MLIS
Health Sciences Librarian

Project Description
AccessMedicine is a comprehensive collection of an authoritative educational and clinical resources for medical students, trainees, and clinicians.  It has many of the medical textbooks for both clinical and basic science including resources such as Harrison’s, Current Diagnosis and Treatment, the DeGowin’s Diagnostic Examination, and supplemental resources such as Case studies, Videos and other multi-media.  It also includes the differential diagnosis calculator, Diagnosaurus.  This iBook project will provide a roadmap that will help students to navigate hidden resources in AccessMedicine specifically for medical students.

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Ronald McDonald Project

Faculty Advisor
Jose Carrillo, MD
Neurology Clerkship Director

Project Description
The Ronald McDonald project is one that would be to help children of various age groups (from those <5, to 5-9, to 10 and above) cope with the diagnosis of cancer in a parent. This could include games that help them cope with having a parent with a serious chronic illness, and learn more about the brain. It could also have some things to keep children engaged during their parents visit. The same tool will be used to inform young patients and the children of our patients about the brain tumor diagnosis in an age-appropriate fashion.

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PROJECT TITLE
Online Tutorial for Evidence-Based Medicine Course

Faculty Advisor
Linda Murphy, MLIS
Health Sciences Librarian

Project Description
Evidence-based medicine is the integration of research evidence with clinical experience and expertise to appraise patient care. This is a course that is taught within the Family Medicine Clerkship, a core clerkship for third-year medical students. The goal of this project is to rebuild and update an existing tutorial on evidence-based medicine with current information.

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PROJECT TITLE
Creating a Newstand Edition of the WestJEM Journal

Faculty Advisor
Shahram Lotfipour, MD, MPH
Managing Associate Editor

Project Description
The Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (WestJEM) is the premier open-access, international peer reviewed journal and is seeking to establish a prominent mobile presence through the Apple newsstand application. This application will allow easier access to the journal’s content throughout the world. WestJEM’s content is currently available and viewed through a WordPress operated site at www.westjem.com, the California Digital Library repository at  www.westjem.org, PubMed, PubMed Central,  an interactive version of all issues at ISSUU, and a bi-monthly emailed table of contents. The Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of California Irvine, School of Medicine is the publisher of the journal. As technology and the method of information transfer advances, it is important that users can easily access WestJEM content via smart phones and tablets as it is vital to information dissemination. There is a stipend available for this internship opportunity. For further questions, please send your CV and letter of interest to Dr. Shahram Lotfipour, Managing Associate Editor, at shl@uci.edu and 714-456-2236.

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PROJECT TITLE
iBook for Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship Program

Faculty Advisor
Nimisha Parekh, MD
Director, Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship Program

Project Description
The Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship Program is a three-year program that provides fellows experience in the continuing care of ambulatory patients with digestive disorders through training at the H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center (CDDC). The goal of this project is to develop an iBook manual for use by the fellows in this program as a clinical resource for key gastroenterology topics, procedures and conditions.

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