There are seven categorical positions available and one for the rural track.

No, but the opportunity is available for one resident each year — if they are interested. This typically occurs between the PGY2 and PGY3 year.

With a population of around 1.6 million people, Phoenix is the 5th largest city in the U.S., offering a central urban downtown area surrounded by suburbs and providing the perfect living environment for nearly any taste. Additionally, Maricopa County is the fastest-growing county in the country — with an affordable cost of living across the Valley.

Beginning in July 2022, the program will offer a rural surgery training track. This will be a one-year experience for a PGY4 resident at the Billings Clinic in Montana. 

Our residents are well prepared to enter general surgical practice at the conclusion of residency; however, many residents seek additional training and have been accepted to a wide range of fellowships across the country.

We utilize Cerner in the Banner network, as well as on our Alaska rotation. CPRS is used at the Phoenix VA Health Care Center.

Our residents rotate at a host of training sites throughout the Valley. In addition, there is a rotation at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

Yes, meal cards are provided while at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix with the amount dictated by the number of months on rotation. A separate meal card allowance is provided at the Alaska Native Medical Center. We have access to the physician lounge at Banner Desert/Cardon and Banner Gateway for meals during those rotations, as well.

Banner – UMC Phoenix Meal Stipends

  • PGY 1 – $1,200.
  • PGY 2 – $1,250.
  • PGY 3 – $1,100.
  • PGY 4 – $1,200.
  • PGY 5 – $1,350.

Yes, residents have free access to parking at all rotation sites.

Residents receive four weeks of vacation per year — three full weeks and seven flex days.