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World of Medicine Day provides information and guidance to premed students

More than 150 UC Irvine premed students will immerse themselves into the lives of medical students and doctors at the World of Medicine Day on Saturday, Mar. 1 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Medical Education building on the UC Irvine campus.

Sponsored by the School of Medicine, the day will include admissions preparation and information from the office of admissions to provide the students accurate information on applying to medical school, a medical student panel for premed students to ask any questions they like, a club fair with multiple School of Medicine student clubs, lectures and hands-on clinical workshops with 11 different specialties of medicine, courtesy of various medical student specialty interest groups.

The day’s activities will be utilizing the entire state-of-the-art Medical Education building. Students will have a chance to cycle through these workshops, and gain experience in such clinical skills as suturing, history taking, physical exam skills, intubation, and a live operating room case simulation that puts the students in the surgeon's or anesthesiologist's shoes.

“This day will give premed students unlimited access to our medical students to ask any questions and even maybe foster new mentoring relationships,” said Fiyinfoluwa Ani, a third-year MD/MBA student and chair of the World of Medicine Day committee.

"It's a great opportunity to strengthen the relationship between our School of Medicine and our undergraduate campus. In addition, it’s a great opportunity to showcase how wonderful our students and facilities are at the School of Medicine and UC Irvine as an institution as a whole.”