Congratulations to Dr. Michael L. Epter, our Program Director and Vice Chair of Education, on his recent receipt of the prestigious Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award! This award honors program directors who find innovative ways to teach residents and to provide quality health care while remaining connected to the initial impulse to care for others.
The First Annual Copa Desert Challenge is coming up on Saturday, January 16, 2016 in the Tonto National Forest, Mesa, AZ. See the Copa Desert Challenge page for all the details, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Dr. Hannah Malashock, current senior resident, gave a talk on drugs of abuse to the Scottsdale Psychological Society. She covered a wide range of topics including bath salts, spice, ketamine, ethanol withdrawal, and methamphetamine. She also gave a formal presentation about emerging drugs of abuse, which was primarily about the role of the internet and the international nature of drug distribution, with several examples. Congratulations, Dr. Malashock!
In an effort to visualize where graduates from our program end up, Dr. Ted Apstein, current PGY-1, surveyed all graduates, and produced an awesome map to summarize where they are and what they're doing! This map will have a permanent home under the Students section of the web site.
View Maricopa EM Residency Alumni Map in a full screen map
From Dr. Kannan: The EMRA International EM Scholarship supports an EMRA member's plans to attend an international emergency medicine conference. It is granted to a single applicant each year based upon his or her contributions to the conference, past academic achievements, and prior international experience. I will be using this award to fund my travel and registration to the biennial International Conference on Emergency Medicine (ICEM) conference in Cape Town, South Africa. There I will be presenting an epidemiological survey of pediatric trauma patients presenting to an urban referral hospital in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. I will also be working for the World Health Organization to facilitate a consensus development meeting of the WHO Emergency Care System Assessment Tool.
"Are you ready to train in a program tailored to excellence to help you develop as a leader in emergency medicine? Accept nothing but the best–as do we–from yourself and our program."
– Dr. Michael Epter, Program Director