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Emerge Conferences exist to pass on the love and passion for medicine from current physicians to the next generation of physicians.

What is Emerge?

We’re not your ordinary sit-in-your-chair-and-learn conference.

Led by a team of over 30 doctors, our hands-on events allow students an unforgettable opportunity to see and feel what being a doctor or nurse is really like.  Our world-class faculty members not only love what they do, but are excited to share their own stories, expertise, and advice with our attendees.

With over 27 hands-on simulation stations, small group Q & A sessions, engaging lectures, to one-on-one conversations throughout the day, we aim to motivate and inspire the emerging medical professionals of tomorrow.


Emerge the Conference

June 21, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Medical Education and Telemedicine Building, UCSD

Students ages 14-20 to welcome to attend

Cost:  $324 $304 Holiday Sale going on now!

No prerequisites to attend

Registration Fee includes all conference activities and a catered lunch.


Medical Escape Room!

Cardiac Arrest


Central Catheter Placement

IV Insertions

Laceration Repair

Chest Tube Insertion

Plastic Surgery



Basic Physical Exam

Interventional Radiology


Hemorrhage Control

Mitral Valve Replacement

Cutting-Edge Resuscitation

Knee Arthroplasty




Laparascopic Surgery

Delivering Babies


Burr Hole

and many more!

IV Insertions



Specialties Represented

Trauma Surgery, Critical Care Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Perinatology, Interventional Radiology, Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Internal Medicine, Radiology, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and more!

Undergraduate & Master’s Degrees

Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Exercise Physiology, Biology, Cellular Biology, Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Pre-Med, Public Health, Literature, Animal Physiology, Neuroscience, Physics, Business Administration and more!

Schools/Training Hospitals our Faculty Attended

University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, LAC-USC Keck School of Medicine, UCLA, Cornell, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine School of Medicine, Yale University, Goucher College, UC San Diego, Dartmouth, Boston College, Georgetown University of Medicine, Naval Hospital of San Diego, Tufts University, Baystate Medical Center, Texas Tech University, Foster School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, UCSD School of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, UCSF School of Medicine, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, University of San Diego, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of Michigan, Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Point Loma Nazarene University, Huntington Medical Research Institute, Simmons College, Brandeis University, Bellevue Hospital–NYU, Boston University, San Francisco State University, Kaiser Permanente, University of Pittsburgh, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, California State College of San Bernardino, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, University of Toledo Medical Center, Western University of Health Sciences, St. George’s University School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, UC Davis School of Medicine, Fresno State, and more!




Bringing Back the Dead – Cardiac Arrest

Shot Through the Heart – Chest Trauma

I Need An Advil – Brain Bleeds/Craniotomies

Help, I Can’t Breathe – Respiratory Failure

Crash! – Trauma Surgery

Broken Bones – Orthopedics

Wait, I’m Pregnant?! – Obstetrics & Gynecology

Gnarly Cuts – Wounds

Operating from the Inside Out – Interventional Radiology

Broken Hearths – Cardiothoracic Surgery


Orthopedics and Sports Medicine with Dr. John Austin

Emerge 2019 is going to be amazing!

(but don’t just trust us, read what our attendees have to say…)

“The day piqued my interest in entering the field of medicine.  Getting hands-on experience from specialists has truly inspired me more to pursue this career path.  Thank you all for your hard work both at Emerge and at your respective practices.  Your expertise is a great model for our paths moving forward” 


“I had so much fun.  I am so glad I did it!  Thank you so much.  I want to be a doctor even more now!” 


“It was a really cool experience and I learned so much.  I can’t wait for next year–it was a blast!”


“All of the [simulation] stations were amazing!  I am so glad that Emerge is a thing.  It was great to have a view of the medical world.  This has given me a better feel for how it will be in the future, especially in med school.  It made me even more excited!  I cannot wait for next year!!!” 



Intubations with Dr. Ariel Bowman

“I had an amazing time.  It was truly eye-opening.  All of the doctors, nurses, and faculty in general were super welcoming, helpful, and nice.” 


“I learned more than I expected and the loved the balance between lectures and hands-on experience.  The doctors/nurses were phenomenal to work with, as well.” 


“So high-energy and so fun.  Definitely coming back next year!”


“Thank you so much for all the time and effort that went into this program.  It was very informational and overall a very energetic and inspiring experience.” 




“This is by far the best conference I’ve been to!  Every second was exciting and informative!  I feel so inspired!!  You guys are amazing!  Your excitement and passion is so inspiring and motivation.  I am very grateful!”


“Overall, thought this conference was the BOMB.COM.  It was really informative and I learned a lot today.”


“I thoroughly enjoyed this day full of medical lectures and examples.  It was worth driving 400 miles from Arizona to come listen, watch, and learn these topics.”


This was such an AMAZING opportunity for people (students) to learn from doctors directly and do some of the things health professionals do with patients.  I learned SO MUCH today. 



Sound Amazing?

Join us this June for Emerge 2019!

CLICK HERE to Register for Emerge 2019






View from the front. Emerge 2018 Attendees.

To all of our past attendees: 

Thank you for attending and for your kind comments, emails, posts, and cards.  Your excitement, focus, kindness, and intelligence motivates us, as well!  We hope you can join us again this year.  We are doubling in size, adding to our simulations, bringing on new faculty members, and so much more!

Our goal is to provide you with a breadth of experience and a whole team of professional medical supporters.  Call a friend, share with your classmates, and reconnect with other Emerge attendees this June.

Here’s to another great Emerge in 2019!



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