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Rotations to prepare you for the future of emergency medicine

Dr. Sara Dimeo, program director of Emergency Medicine residency outlines the core rotations as well as the elective rotations for Emergency Medicine residents at the Dignity Health East Valley GME program in Arizona.

Example Rotation Block Schedule

emergency medicine residency curriculum

Wide ranging rotations

Our program curriculum is divided into 13 four-week blocks which includes all of the essential elements of emergency medicine training. To supplement core ED rotations at Chandler Regional Medical center, you'll do longitudinal pediatric EM shifts at the on-site Mercy Gilbert Phoenix Children's Pediatric ED as well as dedicated pediatric EM blocks at Phoenix Children's' Hospital downtown.

You'll experience unique rotations such as palliative care, spend time as a junior medical director during your administration block, and experience life as a rural EM doc at the Sacaton at the HuHuKam Memorial Hospital ED on the Gila River Indian Community and a truly rural experience in Fort Defiance Medical Center on the Navajo Nation. 

Ample elective time is built into the 3rd year to explore your own niche, with opportunities to create your own elective or explore preset electives such as medical education, ophthalmology, hand surgery, EMS/disaster medicine, radiology/IR, sports medicine, advanced ultrasound, or wound/hyperbaric medicine.