Students

The 2018 residency application sees change with the Standardized Video Interview pilot for EM Students enabling the sharing of information with residency directors that goes beyond academic metrics.

Welcome to the UA Department of Emergency Medicine Medical Student Education! We are delighted you are interested in our program and hope this website is informative and helpful. Medical student teaching is a priority for the Department of Emergency Medicine. With the support of more than 80 residents and fellows and more than 55 faculty members, including 3 Core Medical Student Teaching Faculty, we have cultivated a learning environment that we believe is truly exceptional.

This year, in addition to electives in toxicology, emergency ultrasound, CPR teaching and training, and research, we are pleased to offer two outstanding fourth-year clinical EM rotations. The EM/critical care rotation is a four-week EM experience, designed not only for career-bound students, but also students looking for exposure to the ED and the ICU. This rotation consists of clinical shifts in the ED, as well as a longitudinal critical care experience. The acting internship in EM is intended for EM-bound students who have already completed at least one EM rotation. It is a rigorous four-week experience, during which students literally act as interns, staffing patients directly with the ED attending physician, and charting just as they would in July of their residency. Both rotations are based on the national fourth-year Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine curriculum, with additional content included to highlight some of the areas of expertise within our department.

We are excited to meet you, and look forward to your application! For more information on rotating on our EM/critical rotation, our acting internship, or one of our subspecialty electives, please contact Kristina Waters at kwaters@aemrc.arizona.edu. We look forward to seeing you in the ED!


Katherine Hiller, MD, MPH, FACEP
Professor and Director, Undergraduate Education