Fellowships

The UA Department of Medicine offers 15 ACGME-accredited fellowship programs.

The University of Arizona Allergy and Immunology Fellowship program is ACGME accredited. Training is divided into clinical, research and educational activities—encompassing 50 percent, 25 percent and 25 percent respectively—distributed over 24-36 months of training. We strive to train outstanding clinicians, successful academicians and noted educators.
The importance of training natives of Arizona is underscored in our Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship and recognized by the Dr. J. Allen Ginn, Jr. Endowed Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine and Excellence in Arizona Medical Education. This fellowship supports a cardiovascular medicine fellow who has received their secondary school education in Arizona.
The University of Arizona Critical Care Medicine (CCM) Fellowship is a two-year ACGME accredited fellowship program through the UA Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine and co-sponsored with the Department of Emergency Medicine.
The two-year Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship curriculum offers a full range of academic training, clinical experience and research opportunities at multiple locations in Tucson. Fellows receive didactic experiences, care for patients and perform research.
The three-year, ACGME-accredited Gastroenterology Fellowship Program combines clinical training, education and research opportunities at Banner – University Medical Center (UMC) Tucson and South campuses and the Tucson VA Medical Center, the flagship facility of the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS). Two to three fellows are admitted each year.
The one-year, ACGME-accredited Geriatric Medicine Fellowship offers outstanding clinical, research and learning experiences to physicians pursuing a career in geriatric medicine and related subfields. The small size of the fellowship program provides a unique learning environment, and promotes personalized, individual career development. Our nationally-recognized faculty includes recipients of the John A. Hartford Geriatric Leadership Scholar Award and the Geriatric Academic Career Award. Our graduates successfully enter career paths in academic medicine, clinical care and geriatric program development.
The fellowship program in Hematology and Medical Oncology is designed to take individuals who have completed internal medicine training in an ACGME certified training program and, using the curriculum described here, have them become eligible to sit for the subspecialty certification examinations, pass them and become certified in both Hematology and in Medical Oncology. An additional goal is to provide each fellow with an experience in research and teaching that, in addition to their clinical training, will prepare trainees completing the program to pursue successful careers in a clinical practice and/or in an academic environment.
The Hospice & Palliative Medicine (HPM) Fellowship is a one-year ACGME-accredited program intended for physicians interested in providing compassionate, appropriate and effective care for patients facing debilitative or end-of-life health-care conditions.
The Fellowship Training Program is based in the Infectious Diseases Division in the Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. The Program is two years duration with an emphasis on training in clinical Infectious Diseases. Candidates for training must be board eligible or certified in Internal Medicine. The major focus is on outpatient management, inpatient consultations, and home health care management for infectious diseases including community- and hospital-acquired infections and HIV.
Designed for physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants, the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine is a 1,000-hour, two-year distance learning program. Created by Andrew Weil, MD, in 2000. The fellowship has achieved international recognition as the leading integrative medical education program in the world. It is non-UA affiliated and non-ACGME accredited, as the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) does not accredit programs in integrative medicine.
The one-year Interventional Cardiology Fellowship provides broad exposure to invasive and interventional cardiovascular procedures to two fellows each year who should anticipate 350 to 400 cases per fellow.
Throughout this one-year fellowship, Mohs and other surgical procedures will be performed under the supervision of the Program Director, Duane Whitaker MD, an experienced American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) approved Mohs surgeon. As the training year progresses, the fellow transitions to greater independence based on demonstrated clinical and surgical skills.
The Nephrology Fellowship Program within the University of Arizona Department of Medicine is an ACGME-accredited program that offers two years of training in nephrology with an optional third year for training in transplant nephrology. The program began in 1976, and more than 60 individuals have completed the training. There are currently five fellows in our program.
The three-year pulmonary and critical care program consists of a diverse clinical experience which meets the directives of the ABIM requirements and prepares our fellows for subspecialty board examination and certification.
The Rheumatology Fellowship at the University of Arizona is a two-year approved fellowship complying with the regulations for board eligibility. It utilizes the teaching facilities at Banner - University Medical Center and the University of Arizona Health Sciences, and provides support for two new fellows each year for a total of four in the rotation of the Fellowship Program.
The one-year Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Arizona is committed to excellence in sleep medicine training.