The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Internal Medicine Residency offers a friendly environment, where preliminary year interns learn how to manage day-to-day internal medicine problems, ranging from simple internal medicine cases to complicated critically ill patients. The large number of dedicated core clinical faculty and the patient focused clinical training coupled with Academic Half Day conferences, grand rounds and teaching rounds make for exceptional medical training. Program graduates have gone on to pursue medical careers in various fields, such as neurology, radiology, anesthesiology, ophthalmology, physical medicine, dermatology and radiation oncology.

The Preliminary Medicine Internship Year at the College of Medicine – Phoenix consists of thirteen total blocks. Seven blocks are inpatient medicine wards, divided between the VA and the University hospital, as well as one block of ICU at the University hospital. The remaining five blocks are electives and may include subspecialties in medicine, emergency medicine, ambulatory rotations or dedicated research time. Our goal is to give you an excellent foundation in internal medicine, while grooming you to be fabulous at what you ultimately choose to do for your career. Electives specific to your career choice are suggested, but the decision is up to you.

"The preliminary experience at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix emphasizes valuable teaching from dedicated faculty, provides high-quality patient care and promotes a strong sense of camaraderie. The environment is warm and friendly within a general atmosphere of respect and dedication to medicine. The attendings are experts in their field, accessible, supportive, humble, eager to teach and provide the right amount of instruction and independence. The preliminary experience is spectacular and provides a strong foundation in internal medicine before specialty training. The program truly feels like a “large family,” where the attendings and residents clearly care deeply about the well-being of their patients and the well-being of one another. In a place like Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, the goal is not to survive intern year, but to thrive.”
— Adam Luber, MD, Preliminary Intern Class of 2015, Brown University, Dermatology

If you are interested in the Preliminary Medicine Internship, please email Dr. Brenda Shinar, recruitment director for the internship program.