• Banner – University Medicine ED Accredited as Tucson’s only Geriatric Emergency Department

    Banner – University Medical Center Tucson has earned Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation.

  • All COM-T Medical Students to Train in Emergency Medicine Critical Care

    Starting February 2020, every medical student at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will have experience in treating critically ill patients in an emergency setting.

  • New EMS Bachelor’s Degree Program Starts This Fall at UA College of Medicine – Tucson

    One of a few programs in the nation administered through a clinical department, the UA Bachelor of Science major and minor in EMS is designed to enhance emergency medical professionals’ leadership and clinical skills, preparing them for a future in prehospital medicine.

Banner – University Medicine ED Accredited as Tucson’s only Geriatric Emergency Department

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson has earned Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation.

All COM-T Medical Students to Train in Emergency Medicine Critical Care

Starting February 2020, every medical student at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will have experience in treating critically ill patients in an emergency setting.

New EMS Bachelor’s Degree Program Starts This Fall at UA College of Medicine – Tucson

One of a few programs in the nation administered through a clinical department, the UA Bachelor of Science major and minor in EMS is designed to enhance emergency medical professionals’ leadership and clinical skills, preparing them for a future in prehospital medicine.

Welcome to the UA Department of Emergency Medicine

Message from the Department Chair

March 31, 2020

Thank you for coming to our site! The department is fully engaged, as many of you are, in combating COVID-19. Our medics, nurses, APPs, residents and faculty are caring for Southern Arizona's sickest patients. Our two EDs were some of the first Emergency Departments in the state to set up standup parking lot triage and screening tents (see Photos). Banner Health was really amazing with the logistics of bringing in the tents, setting up and collaborating on ideas for best workflows and staffing. Within days we were screening hundreds of patients.  This crisis is long from over, but the teamwork and innovation being shown has been inspiring.  EMStrong! BeatCovid-19! StaySafe! 


Samuel M. Keim, MD, MSc
Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center

EM In The News

UArizona, State of Arizona to Expand COVID-19 Antibody Testing Statewide

The University of Arizona – State of Arizona antibody testing initiative will include 31 sites across the state as it expands to all 15 counties.


Dr. Kate Hughes Coauthors Study on Simulation Technique to Increase Hospital Workplace Safety

Study shows ultraviolet light exposes contagion spread from improper PPE use.


UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson to Celebrate ‘Virtual’ 2020 Convocation

On May 14, a total of 117 medical students from the University of Arizona in Tucson officially will become physicians and earn their Doctor of Medicine degrees.


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