There are currently 35 million Americans over the age of 65, and that number will double by the year 2030. In Arizona, the number of residents age 60 and older will double to 1.8 million in the next 15 years.

The demand for geriatric trained physicians will continue to grow, as well. While there are currently 6,000+ physicians specializing in geriatrics, it is estimated that the need will increase to 24,000 with the increase in the number of seniors. Geriatrician career opportunities, in correspondence, will increase throughout the US. There are abundant career opportunities in the Sun Cities areas, as well as both the urban and rural area of Arizona.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Campus Family Medicine Geriatric Fellowship Program is a one-year program that places a strong emphasis on clinical geriatrics. The program offers a unique learning opportunity because most of the educational experiences take place in the Sun Cities area, made up of Sun City, Sun City West and Sun City Grand, Sun City Fiesta, which accounts for approximately 100,000 seniors.In addition to learning and growing while in our fellowship program, you will be interacting with the community, other physicians, care centers and multiple facilities. This allows for great opportunities moving forward in your career.

The seniors living in these areas are served by the Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, a primary health care organization that operates Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Centers.