Where We Train

Residents in the University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Program – South Campus train at the following clinical facilities in Tucson:

Banner – University Medicine

https://www.bannerhealth.com

Our primary teaching hospitals — Banner – University Medical Center (UMC) South and Tucson campuses — and their related outpatient clinics across Tucson and southern Arizona are poised for growth with an academic affiliation agreement signed in 2015 between the University of Arizona Health Sciences and Banner Health and a nearly $1.5 billion capital improvement investment in the area over the ensuing five years. 

Phoenix-based Banner Health — one of the largest nonprofit health-care systems in the country — is Arizona’s No. 2 employer and its largest private employer with 35,000-plus employees in the state and more than 47,000 across the six states it serves. As part of the creation of Banner University Medicine — Banner Health’s new academic division, the company committed to building a new nine-story, state-of-the-art hospital tower next to the current Banner – UMC Tucson hospital and a three-story, 200,000-plus square feet adult outpatient care facility adjacent to the UA Cancer Center – North Campus.

Banner – University Medical Center South

https://www.bannerhealth.com/locations/tucson/banner-university-medical-center-south

2800 E. Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85714
(520) 874-2000

This is the main teaching site for the UA College of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program – South Campus. This hospital is one of Tucson's finest centers for comprehensive health care. Our completely renovated facility brings you state-of-the-art technology, clinics, private hospital rooms and urgent care and emergency departments always ready to take care of the community.

With 245 licensed beds, this hospital in south Tucson is recognized as an IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospital in the United States and an Everest Award winner for its rate of improvement in quality care over five years. The facility also is an accredited Cardiac Receiving Center by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), Non-Invasive Vascular Lab by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC), a Certified Diabetes Self-Management Education Program by the American Diabetes Association, an Infectious Disease Treatment Center of Excellence by the ADHS, a Senior Friendly Hospital by the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) Program, and a state-designated trauma center.

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson

https://www.bannerhealth.com/locations/tucson/banner-university-medical-center-tucson

1625 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85724
(520) 694-8888

Located 15 minutes north of Banner UMC – South with 649 licensed beds, this hospital is the only Level I Trauma Center designated in southern Arizona. It is ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report in three adult specialties — gynecology, nephrology, and pulmonology and lung surgery — and high-performing in four others (cancer care, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, and geriatrics) as well as two adult procedures and conditions (colon cancer surgery and heart failure). U.S. News also recognized the hospital as the No. 1 facility in Tucson and Southeastern Arizona, and No. 3 in the state, behind its sister facility Banner – UMC Phoenix. The hospital also is accredited as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, Non-Invasive Vascular Lab by the IAC; Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, an NPF Referral Center by the National Pancreas Foundation, and a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Association. Its Interstitial Lung Disease Program, operated with the UA Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, also was chosen as a member of the National Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation’s Care Center Network. Its Petersen Clinics, operated with the UA Division of Infectious Diseases, are recognized by the University HealthSystem Consortium as rating No. 3 in the nation for HIV patient care. And it is designated as one of 55 Ebola Treatment Centers in the nation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Becker’s Hospital Review also named Banner – UMC Tucson one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America.”

Banner – University Medicine North

https://www.bannerhealth.com/locations/tucson/banner-university-medicine-north-campbell

Multispecialty Adult Outpatient Center
3838 N. Campbell Ave., Bldg. 2
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 694-8888

University of Arizona Cancer Center – North Campus

https://www.bannerhealth.com/locations/tucson/university-of-arizona-cancer-center-tucson-campbell

Peter and Paula Fasseas Cancer Clinic
3838 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 694-2873

See other Banner – UMC outpatient ambulatory care locations

Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

http://www.tucson.va.gov/

3601 S. 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85723
(520) 792-1450

Photo of the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System buildingWith its historic Spanish Colonial-style buildings a charming reminder of the old Southwest, the VA Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz., is the flagship facility for the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS), which serves over 170,000 veterans in eight counties in southern Arizona and one county in western New Mexico. This 277-bed hospital provides training, primary care and sub-specialty health care for eligible veterans. Programs supported include medicine, surgery, neurology, mental health, geriatrics and advanced rehabilitation. The 30-acre facility is five miles from Banner – UMC South.

SAVAHCS is home to the nationally recognized Geriatrics and Rehabilitation Center, designated in 1999 as a VHA national center of excellence for geriatrics evaluation and management.

SAVAHCS is a principal affiliate of the UA Colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. It has affiliations with 70 academic institutions and trains over 700 physicians, nurses, pharmacists and allied health students a year.

The SAVAHCS’s Research Service supports 70 principal investigators involved in over 186 research projects in areas such as diabetes, colon cancer, Valley Fever, bone cancer, the biochemistry of depression, treatment for heart failure and pulmonary diseases such as asthma and emphysema.

The SAVAHCS has increased access for veterans by activating Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Casa Grande, Green Valley, Safford, Sierra Vista, northwest and southeast Tucson, and Yuma. It also has sharing agreements with Ft. Huachuca and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base to provide health-care services for active duty service members. SAVAHCS is a TRICARE and CHAMPVA provider for retirees and eligible family members. Additional sharing agreements exist with Banner – University Medical Center, the Indian Health Service and Tucson Medical Center.

SAVAHCS also was designated as a Polytrauma II Center in January 2006, serving veterans from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).