Since 2010, Dr. Michael Parsa has served as an emergency medicine physician and professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) in El Paso, Texas. A Creighton University School of Medicine graduate, Dr. Michael Parsa has been involved in the field of emergency medicine since spending his residency with the emergency medicine department at the TTUHSC Paul L. Foster School of Medicine in El Paso.
Emergency medicine evolved as a field due to the rapidly growing number of patients seeking immediate and unplanned medical care. By 1960, the number of visits to emergency rooms was growing across the country and general physicians, who typically didn’t have the skills to provide proper emergency care, began expressing the need for formal training.
Subsequently, in 1967, a committee on emergency medicine was established by the American Medical Association, followed by the founding of the American College of Emergency Physicians in 1968. The very first residency in emergency medicine took place in 1970 at the University of Cincinnati.