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We’re glad you’ve found us. Here you will find all the information about our program and the people that make it what we’re known for – our culture. Take a look around, and get in touch if you can’t find what you’re looking for.

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.


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RIP Alum Dr. Andy Schippel 756 622 Copa Admin
RIP Alum Dr. Andy Schippel

From the moment he arrived on our campus, everyone knew Andy. He had a boyish, infectious smile and an energy that you couldn’t help but feed off of. It was tough not to smile when he was around. As a resident, he simply wanted to take care of patients, do it well, and brighten up the day for the patients and the staff. He would bop around the department, make some jokes, and usually make a friend or two. When he went into a patients room he’d smile when he introduced himself to the patient, then his serious “doctor face”…

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Welcome Class of 2024! 1248 576 Copa Admin
Welcome Class of 2024!

Welcome Class of 2024! We are so excited to announce our new class of interns, here they are:

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Congrats Dr. Tarchione! 1067 800 Copa Admin
Congrats Dr. Tarchione!

Congrats Dr. Tarchione! Congratulations to one of EMRA’s newest board members (Vice Speaker of the Council) and one of our rockstar interns,  Ashley Tarchione! You make us proud!

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Defining Procedural Competency in Emergency Medicine 1550 800 Richard Cunningham, MD

Defining Procedural Competency in Emergency Medicine

As originally published in EM Resident. A recent retrospective review analyzing a group of academic, community and free-standing EDs published in JACEP Open showed that…

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Front Room Rules 2560 1395 Richard Cunningham, MD

Front Room Rules

Here at ‘Copa, our ED is divided into the “Front” and the “Back.” The stable(ish) patients will go to the back of the ED, since…

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The Bougie as an Airway Savior 1024 490 Richard Cunningham, MD

The Bougie as an Airway Savior

Ever since the BEAM (Bougie Use in Emergency Airway Management) trial was published in JAMA in 2018, the use of the bougie has become increasingly mainstream.1 Some…

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