Welcome Alumni!

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Through the Pay It Forward Program, UArizona Emergency Medicine Alumni are invited to help support the education of the next generation of emergency medicine physicians

The UArizona Department of Emergency Medicine is fortunate to count among our alumni many leaders who have made significant contributions to the field of emergency medicine, nationally and internationally. We are proud of your accomplishments; your successes are our successes.

With more than 50 applications each year for every residency opening in our three residency programs, the department continues to attract some of the truly best and brightest medical student graduates in the country. We look to continue to help shape the future of emergency medicine by providing state-of-the-art training to advance our profession and provide the best possible care for our patients.

We invite our alumni to help support our education efforts through the Pay It Forward Program. Your thoughtful contributions will help us to continue to reach our educational goals and provide more opportunities for our residents, such as travel to conferences or participate in resident research.   

We also encourage alumni to connect with us, update us on personal and professional news, and stay in touch. We want to hear about what’s going on with you and let you know about the academic activities of the department. We hope to create a UArizona Emergency Medicine Community of Alumni who shares our commitment to training the next generation of emergency medicine physicians.

Click Alumni News and Events to send us your news and photos and to read the latest news from your fellow alumni. You can also update your contact information here. Please go to Pay It Forward or contact me at sam@aemrc.arizona.edu for more information on how to help. Thank you for all of your hard work and support.

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


Alumni News

Emergency Medicine Podcast Reaches Milestone 100th Episode

AZEMCast, an educational emergency medicine podcast, was developed in 2013 by University of Arizona emergency medicine physicians to differentiate evidence-based medicine from experience-based medicine. In October 2021, the podcast completed its 100th episode. Aaron Leetch, MD, talks about the AZEMCast’s development, who’s listening and future plans.

Where in the World Is Ken?

Sadly, I am in the high-risk age and medical condition group, so cannot join you on the frontlines. I returned from Guyana at the end of February. We were assured, although they had no testing, that there were no COVID-19 cases. However, for the last week of my visit, after “syncopizing” in the ED during rounds, I was laid up with classic symptoms. Not fun!

UArizona EMS Bachelor’s Degree Program Has First Graduate

In May, Erik Ceron will be the first student to graduate from the University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine Bachelor’s Degree Program in Emergency Medical Services.