Message from the Director

The University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency at South Campus is a Community-Based, University Program, which provides comprehensive clinical training and educational experiences. We are located in Tucson, which is a mid-sized College town in southern Arizona, 60 miles north of the Mexican border. We are known for our attractive setting, giant Saguaro cacti and beautiful sunsets.

Our small size allows us to provide individual attention and focus on your needs and goals. You will be well prepared for whatever your career goals are, whether you want to pursue a career in Primary Care, Fellowship or be a Hospitalist in an urban or a rural location, academic or private setting. Our educational philosophy is driven by compassionate, evidenced-based, high-value patient care where the focus is to help you become an empathetic physician who can find joy and meaning in medicine in an environment with a close-knit, family feel. We take care of a significantly underserved population and give you the skills and strategies to help people in need without bias, in a culturally competent way.

Our Residents rotate largely between the clinical facilities of our two primary teaching hospitals, Banner – University Medical Center (UMC) – South and Banner – UMC Tucson campuses. We also have rotations at the state-of-the-art Cancer Center and numerous rural experiences. Our residents attend carefully planned didactic sessions including hands-on skills training in Point of Care Ultrasound as well as interactive small group, case-based problem-solving sessions. Our residents are active in the ACP-AZ Chapter and have significant scholarship opportunities and contributions.

If you are an applicant, we look forward to meeting you to share “what we do” and “why we do”.

Thank you for your time for visiting our website

Bujji Ainapurapu MD, FACP
Program Director
Clinical Associate Professor