University of Arizona

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History

Joined a network of 28 acute care hospital emergency departments. The opportunities ahead with regard to improving patient care, resident and student education and research are simply amazing. Banner Health brings us a successful model for implementing high-quality care in a consistent way. University of Arizona brings them an experienced team of academic emergency physicians who have played a substantial role in the development of this specialty.

Leadership

  • Department Chair: Samuel Keim, MD
  • Program Director: Albert Fiorello, MD
  • Associate/Assistant Program Director: Alice Min Simpkins, MD
  • Associate/Assistant Program Director: Vivienne Ng, MD, MPH
  • Research Director: Kurt Denninghoff, MD

Training Locations

Primary Hospital

  • University Medical Center

Secondary Hospital

  • Tucson Medical Center

Tertiary Hospital

  • University of Arizona/UPHK

Curriculum

PGY1

  • 4 weeks - Orientation
  • 5, 4-week blocks - Emergency Department: BUMCT and BUMCS
  • 4 weeks - Medical Intensive Care: SAVAHCS
  • 4 weeks - Emergency Department: SAVAHCS
  • 4 weeks - Emergency Surgery/Trauma: BUMCT
  • 4 weeks - Orthopedics: BUMCT
  • 2 weeks - Obstetrics: BUMCT
  • 4 weeks - Anesthesia: BUMCT
  • 4 weeks - Vacation (split into two 2-week blocks)
  • 2 weeks - Emergency Ultrasound

PGY2

  • 8, 4-week blocks - Emergency Department: BUMCT and BUMCS
  • 4 weeks - Pulmonary Intensive Care: BUMCT
  • 4 weeks - Surgical Intensive Care/In-House Code Team: BUMCT
  • 2 weeks - Cardiology: SAVAHCS
  • 2 weeks - Toxicology
  • 4 weeks - Selective
  • 4 weeks - Vacation (split into two 2-week blocks)

PGY3

  • 9, 4-week blocks - Emergency Department: BUMCT and BUMCS
  • 4 weeks - Emergency Department: Tucson Medical Center
  • 4 weeks - Pediatric Intensive Care: BUMCT
  • 4 weeks - Selective
  • 4 weeks - Vacation (split into two 2-week blocks)

Residency Tracks

Integrated subspecialty areas:

  • Critical Care
  • EMS
  • Medical Education/Simulation
  • Sports Medicine
  • Emergency Ultrasound

Electives

  • Advanced Airway Management
  • Community EM Medicine: Boise, ID
  • Departmental Administration
  • Dermatology
  • Disaster Medicine
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • History of Medicine (airway)
  • International Medicine
  • Medical Education Administration
  • Medical Spanish
  • Medical Toxicology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Original Research
  • Peds EM
  • Radiology
  • Simulation Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Ultrasound
  • Wilderness Medicine

Fellowships

  • Academic Research Fellowship
  • Clinical Informatics Fellowship
  • Critical Care Fellowship
  • EMS Fellowship
  • Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
  • Medical Simulation Fellowship
  • Medical Toxicology Fellowship
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship

Contact Information

Veronica Calderon, Residency Coordinator

emres@aemrc.arizona.edu
Phone: +1 5206267233
Fax: +1 5206261633

External Links

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