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Developing clinical and academic leaders in emergency medicine

Our new residency program is allowing us to cater to the needs of the next generation of emergency medicine physician clinicians and leaders.

About our Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Our mission is to train emergency medicine physicians with a focus on clinical excellence, compassion, and community to provide quality care and social justice for all. We strive to develop clinical and academic leaders through innovative education.

Our program will be launching in July 2024 with 8 PGY1 positions. Interested applicants should note that we will be accepting applications through ERAS in Fall of 2023.

Our vision is to become the premier emergency medicine training program in the Southwest through the "3 C's":

Clinical Excellence 

Our academic hub, Chandler Regional Medical Center, is a high acuity, Level I Trauma Center and Primary Stroke Center with more than 70,000 ED visits annually and has won the community choice best Emergency Department in the East Valley. Our sister community hospital, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center includes a brand new, on-site Pediatric ED in collaboration with Phoenix Children’s. Our emphasis is to provide safe, efficient, and evidence-based care to the community. 

Innovative Curriculum

We balance high-yield emergency medicine rotations with an innovative didactic curriculum, which emphasizes not only a structured core content review using the most effective tools available, but allows for active learning: short lectures, simulation, oral boards, small groups, escape rooms and games. 

Diverse & inclusive Community

Knowing that diverse teams promote excellence, we value building an inclusive community of individuals who feel supported by their peers, colleagues, and faculty. We uplift the Common Spirit mission of improving the health of those we serve, especially those who are vulnerable, while advancing social justice for all.

Meet Sara Dimeo, MD, MEHP, program director

Hot opportunities in the Valley of the Sun

Our geography offers a multitude of outdoor activities including hiking, swimming and beautiful destinations that can be explored year-round. The lakes near Gilbert offer great water skiing with mountains and and various snow / winter activities being only a short drive away. Indoor attractions include thriving arts and culture, dining, entertainment and more here in the East Valley and only 30 minutes away in Phoenix and Scottsdale. The East Valley offers great communities to live in and neighbors to get to know.

Emergency medicine residency

Dignity Health East Valley’s Emergency Medicine residency program provides innovative and immersive training to prepare the highest level of emergency care physicians to be leaders of teams in their practice and in the communities they serve. In addition to clinical topics, our broad curriculum includes leadership development, research / scholarly activity and wellness.