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Department of Emergency Medicine

Residency Program Directors

Allison Beaulieu, MD, MAEd

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Brendan F. Cummins, MD

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Christine Raps, MD

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Robert L. Stephen, MD

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Susan K. Stroud, MD

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Only a few years ago, the presence of an emergency medicine residency in Utah was still just a dream. In 2005 that dream became a reality, and in June of 2008 we graduated our first class of emergency medicine residents. We have enjoyed every step of the way, and are overjoyed with the hard work and enthusiasm displayed by all three classes of our current residents. We have grown very quickly from a brand new program to one with some great experiences under our belt, and big plans for the future.

Unique Characteristics

Our residency utilizes the unique characteristics of three different hospitals and is based at the 430-bed, Level-1 trauma/tertiary care University Hospital, which is home to the University of Utah School of Medicine and the AirMed aeromedical transport system. Other campuses include the 470-bed Intermountain Medical Center Hospital, a Level-1 trauma/regional referral center for the Intermountain Health Care System and base for the Life Flight aeromedical transport system. Residents also rotate through the ED and PICU at the Primary Children's Medical Center Hospital, a Level-1 trauma/regional pediatric referral center with a 43,000 visit per year ED. This center has one of the largest catchment areas in the United States, in addition to a nationally recognized faculty and a well established Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship that began in 1989.

Energetic Faculty With Diverse Training

We have an outstanding, energetic core faculty with a broad diversity of training in emergency medicine who are committed to excellence in emergency medical care, teaching, research and physician well being. Our faculty has active research programs in air and ground EMS, pain management, medical toxicology, airway management, ultrasound and wilderness medicine. We are proud of the great sense of camaraderie that is shared by both our faculty and residents and enjoy a common bond in our love for outdoor activities.

We encourage you to check out the rest of our website which contains profiles and pictures of our residents in action, as well as detailed information about our training program. We hope you too will be convinced that This is the Place!


Administrative Program Coordinator  

Director of Education - Christine Carlson Email