Message from the Department Chair
Welcome to UArizona Emergency Medicine!
Summer brings new residents, fellows, and faculty to the Sonoran Desert. And hopefully, the monsoon rains (please, please, please)! There are a lot of new faces around with DEM scrubs on and if you are one of them, I wish you the very best in your transition to dry air!
Please browse the website for update and news. There is a LOT going on around here. Some of you might not know this, but our department hosts what I believe is the only bachelor of science undergraduate degree program in EMS in the country. This past year the program doubled the number of UA students that majored in EMS. There is now an online option that is also very popular. EMS excellence has a long history here and the students and trainees benefit from over 4 decades of excellence in research, prehospital practice, and extraordinary teaching. Another unique project of the EMS faculty is the Banner University Space Capsule Recovery Medical Team. Through a contract with Boeing Aerospace, the team is trained and ready to provide rescue medical care, if needed, for future Boeing Starliner landings. The landing site is about 70 miles Southeast to Tucson on the Willcox Playa, a (mostly) dry lake bed. Cool stuff!
Samuel M. Keim, MD, MSc
Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center