Welcome to the Maricopa Medical Center Emergency Medicine Web site. I consider it a great honor to chair the department of one of the premier EM residency programs. What makes a great department? It is not the building or equipment, or even the location (although being in Phoenix in January does not hurt!), it is the people, your fellow residents and faculty. It is their enthusiasm for this specialty that makes you a better physician and it is what you will remember long after your time here. Throughout the department, the passion for emergency medicine makes my job enjoyable.
The accomplishments of this department are the result of hard work from a very dedicated team of emergency physicians and residents. Our faculty has a broad spectrum of training and clinical experience backgrounds. We are involved nationally with ACEP, SAEM, and CORD and locally with medical students from the University of Arizona.
One aspect of a great department is the ability to recreate itself and build on success. We are fortunate to have recruited Dr Eric Katz as our residency program director in 2006, we have modified and improved the residency curriculum, and we are expanding the class size. We are and will maintain our reputation as the best Phoenix program. We have residents from the top of their classes from all areas of the country. Our residency graduates have been successful in both community and academic positions.
Our department’s mission is to recruit highly motivated and creative emergency medicine graduates for our faculty with an established interest in academia. The faculty is dedicated to providing you the best clinical and academic experience you could ever receive. We are committed to your success, both while in training and in your post-training career.