• 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.

  • UA-Led Initiative Doubles Survival Rates After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

    The implementation of a massive, statewide public health initiative led by University of Arizona researchers and involving 21,000 prehospital care patients has doubled the survival rate of severe traumatic brain injury victims and tripled the survival rate among those who were intubated.

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.

UA-Led Initiative Doubles Survival Rates After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

The implementation of a massive, statewide public health initiative led by University of Arizona researchers and involving 21,000 prehospital care patients has doubled the survival rate of severe traumatic brain injury victims and tripled the survival rate among those who were intubated.

Welcome to the UA Department of Emergency Medicine

Message from the Department Chair

Thank you for visiting our site! The department is very excited about our new College of Medicine and Banner Health leadership and new 500-bed hospital tower. The new construction and moves brought us new department faculty offices (which are truly amazing) and a new Simulation Center (over 10,000 square feet) for resident and student education. The new resident and attending physician lounges will be completed in the upcoming weeks. This combination of now completed construction projects is not only the largest in our medical center history (nearly $1B in total), it's the largest construction project ever in Tucson. I don’t remember a more exciting time to be working in Emergency Medicine or to be here at Banner - University Medical Center. A lot of progressive changes in leadership as well - our new Dean, Dr. Michael Abecassis, has brought new energy and vision. We also have a new Banner Health Physician Executive, Dr. Joshua Lee, who has worked at several leading academic centers and is passionate about healthcare delivery excellence. These leaders are committed to furthering a strong emergency medicine department and to promoting academic medicine. I hope you will spend some time on the website and learn more about us!

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