In July 2009, Banner Health began a collaborative relationship with Maricopa Medical Center in training new Emergency Medicine physicians.
With this partnership, Maricopa Emergency Medicine residents now have access to the facilities, rotations and specialty services at :
With these facilities, the Maricopa Emergency Medicine Residency program will expand to 14 residents, with residents spending 20 percent of their training time in the Banner Health system. We offer a range of training sites, from a large county hospital to a private nonprofit quaternary referral hospital and Level I trauma center, as well as a Level II community hospital.
The Maricopa Emergency Medicine residents will spend several months working within Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix at rotations in the Emergency department as well as other clinical areas, as well as the Banner Thunderbird's Emergency department.
The program is designed so the 14 first-year residents (PGY-1) will complete a cardiology rotation at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix; second-year residents (PGY-2) will take part in rotations in Emergency Medicine, Orthopedics and Toxicology; and third-year residents (PGY-3) will add rotations in Emergency Medicine, EMS, a unique Selective rotation, and at Banner Thunderbird starting in 2011.
Residents will also have access to the state-of-the-art Banner Simulation and Education Training (SimET) Center. During the introductory orientation month, interns learn the mechanics and process of chest-tube insertion and central-line insertion in the simulation lab. The center also offers residents opportunities in multiple sub-specialty areas.
Residents are exposed to all walks of Emergency Medicine training. They are exposed to academic environments and private practice environments, to patients with no access to health care to patients with regular primary physicians and a wide range of patients, including renal failure patients, cancer patients, high-risk obstetrical patients and those with liver failure.