Residency Experience

Clinical

Banner UMC-South Campus Hospital serves a varied population of patients, including underserved, culturally diverse, rural and inner city populations. Supervision is provided by our excellent core faculty, who are all University of Arizona physicians, and include specialists in Toxicology, Sports Medicine, Critical Care, Global Health and EMS. Our residents have numerous procedure experiences and serve as the first called for trauma resuscitations and orthopedic reductions at South Campus. We participate in a three-year longitudinal EMS curriculum.

During the three-year residency, residents assume increasing responsibility for patient care and emergency department flow. Each clinical year includes six and one-half months of emergency department experience, with an additional month of orientation in the first year. EMS is an integrated and longitudinal experience over these three years.

PGY1: Goals of education include familiarizing the resident with basic patient care and procedural competency and develop initial clinical decision making skills. 

PGY2: Goals of education include improving patient care efficiency, graduated responsibility for emergency department flow and procedural excellence. Residents will develop skills to evaluate and manage the critically ill patient. 

PGY3: Goals of education include developing master clinician skills, fostering teaching of students and junior residents, increasing efficiency in ED flow with increasing administrative responsibilities. 

 

Sample Block Schedule

EMERGENCY MEDICINE PGY -1 PGY - 2 PGY - 3
BLOCK 1 ORIENTATION / ED RURAL MEDICINE ED
BLOCK 2 ED ED ED (2 WEEKS) /EM-PEDS (2 WEEKS)
BLOCK 3 SPORTS MEDICINE ED ED
BLOCK 4 ED SICU ED (2 WEEKS) /VACATION (2 WEEKS)
BLOCK 5 ED EM-PEDS (2 WEEKS) /VACATION (2 WEEKS) ED
BLOCK 6 VACATION ( 2 WEEKS) /ED (2 WEEKS) ED ED
BLOCK 7 CARDIOLOGY NICU (2 WEEKS) /ED (2 WEEKS) ACUTE CARE
BLOCK 8 ICU TOXICOLOGY ED
BLOCK 9 ED PICU ED (2 WEEKS) /VACATION (2 WEEKS)
BLOCK 10 TRAUMA ED GLOBAL HEALTH
BLOCK 11 ED (2 WEEKS) /VACATION (2 WEEKS) ED ED
BLOCK 12 OB (2 WEEKS) /ULTRASOUND (2 WEEKS) ED (2 WEEKS) /VACATION (2 WEEKS) GENERAL SELECTIVE
BLOCK 13 ED ED ED

Didactics

A comprehensive didactic curriculum specifically developed for this program combines core content with culturally specific topics, including Medical Spanish language immersion and Simulation Medicine. Also, residents will be actively involved in case conferences, Continuous Process Improvement and Continuous Quality Improvement. Our class size of six residents per year allows for more resident and faculty interaction at the weekly conferences.
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Research

The nationally recognized program provides strong support for resident led research through a formal ScholarQuest Curriculum, developed at the University of Arizona. This novel, three-year curriculum teaches evidence-based medicine; development and conduction of a research project and culminates with dissemination of the scholarly activity at a national conference.