Current Programs

  • Associate Program Director Faculty Learning Community  Coming Fall 2020.
    Quality Improvement Training Academy (QITA) – Part of our Pathways in Hospital Medicine series, this longitudinal course is led by our QI Leadership Team to help clinicians advance skills in QI principles, project design and implementation, results and sustainability. The series includes mentorship and career development sessions.
  • Principal Investigator Training Academy (PITA)  Part of our Pathways in Hospital Medicine series, this longitudinal course is led by our Research Leadership Team to help clinicians advance skills in research methods, design, implementation, and data analysis and dissemination.
  • The department offers Faculty Development sessions that are dynamic, interactive and adaptable for various settings — from division meetings to mini-courses.
    Some topics include:
    • Giving and receiving feedback.
    • Teaching on the fly.
    • Assessment and evaluation.
    • Teaching clinical reasoning.
    • Career development.
    • Patient safety and quality improvement mentorship.
    • Strategies for physician wellness.
    • Emotional intelligence.
    • Running effective meetings.
    • Curriculum development.
    • Teaching and learning in the 21st Century
    • And many more!

Past Programs

  • Education and Mentorship in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement: A Faculty Learning Community – Created by Dr. Emily Mallin and Dr. Ruth Franks Snedecor, this faculty development course helped faculty achieve curricular, professional and personal goals for multi-specialty UA College of Medicine – Phoenix faculty committed to quality improvement and patient safety education.
  • Division of Hospital Medicine Peer Mentorship Program.


The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Department of Medicine is home to 10 ACGME-accredited fellowship programs with more on the horizon. Fellows are a critical part of our educational mission as learners, teachers and future leaders in health care delivery.

  • Fellows as Teachers seminar.
  • Leadership Development Course for Residents and Fellows.


We offer residency training at the College of Medicine – Phoenix in Internal Medicine, Combined Medicine-Pediatrics and Preliminary Internal Medicine. We attract diverse, hardworking and compassionate residents eager to fulfill their potential as physicians. Training occurs at several clinical sites to ensure our residents receive world-class education and preparation for satisfying and sustainable careers in specialties of their choice.

  • Academic Half Day.
  • Leadership Development Course for Residents and Fellows.
  • Internal Medicine Program Highlights.
  • Resident as Educator.
  • Faculty Mentoring Panels – Faculty from all specialties are invited to engage residents — as well as students — in their research projects. These meetings serve as an important early point of contact for residents to develop relationships with research and, often, career mentors.

Medical students spend a great deal of time in preclinical and clinical experiences in the Department of Medicine. The Office of Education works closely with Undergraduate Medical Education leadership in reviewing evaluations of the clerkship, sub-internship and elective rotations, making improvements wherever needed to create a supportive and effective learning environment.

Faculty have the opportunity to engage with students outside of clinical work as volunteer faculty for student groups such as the Internal Medicine Interest Group and many others.