Welcome to Our Program

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.


What’s New


Congrats Class of 2021! 2560 1884 Copa Admin
Congrats Class of 2021!
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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Front Room Rules 2560 1395 Richie Cunningham

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 Richie Cunningham

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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Approach to the Patient with Difficult Vascular Access 834 706 Richie Cunningham

Approach to the Patient with Difficult Vascular Access

As originally published at emDOCS.net. Authors: Richard J. Cunningham, MD (@HappyDays_EM, EM Resident Physician, Creighton/Maricopa Emergency Medicine Residency, Phoenix, AZ) and Geoffrey Comp, DO (@gbcomp,…

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