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  • Our 250 faculty physicians also train more than 130 resident and 70 fellow physicians in primary care, internal medicine and a dozen subspecialties. These physicians — for decades to come — will help keep people across the state, nation and globe living healthier, active lives well into the future.

  • Our 250 faculty physicians also train more than 130 resident and 70 fellow physicians in primary care, internal medicine and a dozen subspecialties. These physicians — for decades to come — will help keep people across the state, nation and globe living healthier, active lives well into the future.

  • We participate in the education of more than 450 medical students at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, offering clerkship and sub-internship opportunities for third- and fourth-years with an interest in internal medicine and rotation electives in all of our subspecialties.

  • We participate in the education of more than 450 medical students at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, offering clerkship and sub-internship opportunities for third- and fourth-years with an interest in internal medicine and rotation electives in all of our subspecialties.

  • Two subspecialties in our department are ranked among the top 50 in their fields in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Another four subspecialties and two common adult procedures and conditions covered in our department were rated by the magazine as “high performing.”

  • Two subspecialties in our department are ranked among the top 50 in their fields in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Another four subspecialties and two common adult procedures and conditions covered in our department were rated by the magazine as “high performing.”

  • Our centers and institutes also serve as global research hubs investigating new treatments, therapies and technologies to alleviate or cure medical conditions such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, lupus, Valley fever, and cardiovascular, kidney, liver and pulmonary diseases.

  • Our centers and institutes also serve as global research hubs investigating new treatments, therapies and technologies to alleviate or cure medical conditions such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, lupus, Valley fever, and cardiovascular, kidney, liver and pulmonary diseases.

  • Founded in 1966 as one of six original departments of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, the UA Department of Medicine is the largest department within the college with 14 divisions and multiple centers of excellence associated with it.

  • Founded in 1966 as one of six original departments of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, the UA Department of Medicine is the largest department within the college with 14 divisions and multiple centers of excellence associated with it.

The Department of Medicine develops and delivers cutting-edge medical research, high-quality education and unsurpassed patient care. As the largest department in the UA College of Medicine - Tucson, we train medical students and more than 200 residents and fellows in internal medicine from cardiology to rheumatology.

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Message from the Chair

“More than $1.5 billion has been invested over the past five years in clinical, research and educational facilities on our health campuses. At the University of Arizona Department of Medicine, we are poised for significant positive change with many components that make up the building blocks toward accomplishment on our three missions — education, research and clinical care — coming together at just the right time. As experts in primary care, we are internal medicine. Come grow with us!”

Monica Kraft, MD
Chair, UA Department of Medicine

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The Thomas B. Boyer Liver Institute's Hepatitis C Treatment Program (HCTP), led by Juanita Merchant, MD, PhD and Geoffrey Block, MD, pursued the 340B designation, filling a desperate need in the community by offering patients discounted prescription drugs and other services.

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An elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and a member of the NIH Council of Councils as well as the NIDDK Board of Scientific Counselors, Dr. Juanita Merchant is a world-renowned molecular gastroenterologist whose contributions to the understanding of chronic inflammation and its association with gastric cancer have dramatically changed how we look at these issues. She is widely known for her work on transcriptional control of gastrointestinal peptides, with a particular emphasis on the role of Hedgehog signaling in gastric transformation and how the gut microenvironment, or microbiome, regulates enteric glial cells and cellular senescence with aging…

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Medicine Grand Rounds
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Department News

New Degree to Prepare Students for Health Care Careers

A new Bachelor of Science in Medicine expands opportunities for students to pursue jobs in health care, where demand for trained professionals is rising.


Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference To Focus On Mental Health and Resiliency

Jordan Karp, MD, an expert on mental health in the aging population, will deliver the keynote address at the Arizona Arthritis Center’s Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference.


College of Medicine – Tucson Hosts Virtual Research Day

Data blitzes, spotlight talks and special session on diversity, equity and inclusion highlight the second annual event that is free and open to the public.