Objectives and Philosophy

UA Department of Emergency Medicine at Banner - University Medical Center South (BUMCS)

The University of Arizona College of Medicine at South Campus offers a three-year emergency medicine residency program combining clinical training, academic activities and research opportunities.  

Our Mission

"Our mission is to develop excellent leaders in emergency medicine by immersing our residents in an intellectually stimulating, culturally fulfilling and compassionate learning environment."

Program AIMS

Foster a family friendly, tight knit environment and promote an inclusive physician well-being program, both professionally and personally  

Support and maintain a rigorous academic residency program which provides excellent clinical and didactic teaching, as well integration of cutting edge clinical research

Expose residents to diverse practice settings to better prepare graduates for any career opportunity

Provide an enriching and comprehensive medical Spanish immersion program to better serve the Hispanic patient population

Commit to sustaining a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion within our residency program, department, and hospital systems

Facilitate scholarly activity by supporting the three departmental research arms -education and curriculum development, original abstract research design, and translation of evidence based medicine guidelines into clinical practice 

Promote continuous process improvement and encourage a culture focused on patient quality and safety initiatives



Our Patients

We care for a substantial proportion of our city's uninsured and underinsured and are home to a great many patients with a complex blend of medical, social and psychiatric problems. As we are not limited to these groups, the following patients are commonly seen in our ED:

  • Latino patients (who may or may not be citizens of the U.S.)
  • Snowbirds (people who spend their winters in Arizona, but live in other parts of the U.S. for the remainder of the year)
  • Arizona natives and ranchers
  • Native American patients

Our Faculty Experts

Our nationally renowned and board-certified faculty members include experts in:

  • Critical Care
  • Disaster Medicine
  • Emergency Ultrasound 
  • Combined EM & Pediatrics
  • EMS
  • Research
  • Medical Simulation
  • Sports Medicine
  • Medical Toxicology