Message from the Director

The University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency at South Campus is a community-oriented, academically rigorous university-based training program which provides comprehensive clinical training. We are located in Tucson, a mid-sized college town in southern Arizona, 60 miles north of the Mexican border. We are a city of Gastronomy, home to our beloved Wildcats, giant Saguaro cacti and unmatched sunsets.

Our program recruits a select ten residents to each class, allowing us to provide individual attention and focus tailored to individual needs and goals. Our residents are well prepared to pursue careers in Primary Care or Hospital Medicine or coveted positions in competitive fellowships. Our alumni are successful in private and academic practice and can be found in urban, suburban, and rural positions. Our educational philosophy is driven by compassionate, evidence-based, high-value patient care. We strive 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. We work hard every day to ensure the care we provide is without bias, even as we push to understand the very real healthcare disparities our patients face.

Our housestaff 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.

Our residents rotate largely between the clinical facilities of our two premier and award-winning teaching hospitals, Banner – University Medical Center (BUMC) – South and BUMC- Tucson campuses. We also have rotations at the state-of-the-art Cancer Center, the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Healthcare System,  and numerous rural experiences. In July 2022, the two University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Programs will merge into one combined program. 

If you are an applicant, we look forward to meeting you to share who we are and "why we do what we do!"

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Indu S. Partha, MD FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine, and Palliative Medicine
Program Director, IM Residency Program at South Campus
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson