• Our Emergency Medicine residency programs combine teaching excellence with clinical training, academic activities and research opportunities.

We are one of the only emergency medicine departments in the nation to offer three distinct emergency medicine residency programs, each with a unique mission, vision and goal. 


South Campus Residency

South Campus Residency

South Campus has its own three-year EM residency program, a fast track, and an adjacent acute Behavioral Health / Psychiatric hospital.


University Campus Residency

University Campus Residency

In 1982, our residency program started with six residents per year. Currently we accept 15 residents per year and are nationally ranked among the top programs.


Combined EM & Peds Residency

Combined EM and Peds Residency

The Combined EM & Peds Residency training option was first described in 1988 when both boards agreed to accept training from the opposing specialty, thus allowing a reduction of 12 months in the training process.



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Residencies News

DEM Residents Participate in 2017 EM Month of Service

The UA Department of Emergency Medicine faculty and residents make sandwiches for Primavera workers as part of the Emergency Medcine Residents Association's EM Month of Service.

EM Resident Perrian Presented with AzCEP Seed Grant

UA Emergency Medicine resident Georgia Perrian, MD, PGY-2, received a $1,000 seed grant from the Arizona College of Emergency Physicians for her research, “Studying the Effects of Dexamethasone in Dental Pain.” Collaborating PIs are Dale Woolridge, MD, PhD, and Noah Tolby, MD.

Dr. Aaron Leetch
New Leadership for UA Combined Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program

After 12  years of leadership as the program director of the University of Arizona Combined Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program, Dale Woolridge, MD, PhD, is handing over the residency director reins to Aaron Leetch, MD, the new program director-in-training, effective July 1.

Meet our Residency Directors