Internal Medicine Residency – Tucson Campus

  • 2023 IM Orientation Kickoff - Meet and Greet

  • 2023 Internal Medicine Chiefs bonding with the new IM Interns on a Chiefs' Hike in Mount Lemmon.

  • Internal Medicine Residency – Tucson Campus director Dr. Laura Meinke chats with medical students and residents at a Faculty Meet-and-Greet event held in the Medical Research Building.

  • Internal medicine residents, fellows and students share thoughts on their projects and posters during Research Academic Half Day competition in Kiewit Auditorium in Spring 2019.

  • Tucson Campus former Internal Medicine resident Dr. Alexander Peck presents his report, “The Case of MC,” at Medicine Grand Rounds for ACP Clinical Vignettes competition.

  • Our 2023 Chiefs, Dr.'s Mario Jaramillo, and Vinita Kusupati bond with the IM Interns during the PGY1 Retreat at the Tucson Ropes Course

  • Internal medicine residents explain and critique each other's work during poster competition at Research Academic Half Day, a spring ritual at the University of Arizona Department of Medicine.

  • Thirty to 40 awards and honors are presented each spring at the University of Arizona Department of Medicine Annual Awards Assembly at the Arizona Inn, many coming with a financial prize.

  • Former Internal Medicine Resident and overall winner Dr. Kevin Breen covers high points in his research on genetics of brain cancer in oral vignettes portion of 2019 Research Academic Half Day.

  • Congratulations Class of 2023!

Over nearly five decades, we have developed a highly collegial, mid-sized academic training program that offers diverse experiences at multiple state-of-the-art training sites. With Tucson nestled in the northern region of the Sonoran Desert and in the heart of the Old West, our residents gain exposure to a broad range of patients and faculty. We also offer centers of excellence on arthritis, cancer, diabetes, geriatrics, heart, liver, lung disease and more, in which University of Arizona faculty welcome our residents into their labs and allow them to participate in both clinical and bench research.

If you are looking for a friendly program with high academic standards and rigorous clinical models, we welcome you to visit and meet our leadership, faculty and residents as part of our interview process. Tomorrow is here today. Come grow with us!

Laura E. Meinke, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinical Scholar
Associate Vice Chair, Office of Education, Department of Medicine
Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program – Tucson Campus, Department of Medicine

Internal Medicine Residency – Tucson Campus


Housestaff training in internal medicine at the University of Arizona originated in 1972. Since then, we’ve graduated more than 700 physicians trained in all aspects of primary care. We consider this training experience to be highly competitive and successful. Residents learn the fundamentals of inpatient medicine while caring for patients on the general medical wards and in state-of-the-art intensive care and cardiac care units. The experience is broadened by ample exposure to ambulatory medicine. We also enjoy one of Arizona’s highest board passage rates.

Our primary clinical partner is Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, which is part of the academic division of Phoenix-based Banner Health along with multiple clinical facilities in Tucson that include the Banner – UMC South community hospital, UA Cancer Center Peter & Paula Fasseas Cancer Clinic and, adjacent to that, the new adult multispecialty outpatient center known as Banner – University Medicine North. Along with other community partners such as the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System (SAVAHCS), residents are now able to care for patients in a range of settings: a University hospital, community hospital and VA medical center, in addition to various outpatient clinical operations.

Residents are expected to focus on three major goals — education, clinical skills and research excellence. Research opportunities are plentiful and encouraged. Our intent is to provide the necessary background for the successful practice of medicine and to allow growth and interest in clinical and basic sciences research at an early stage in training. To accomplish this, three major teaching facilities are utilized: Banner – UMC Tucson, the SAVAHCS, and Tucson Medical Center. In addition, outpatient continuity clinic experiences are available at Banner – UMC Tucson, SAVAHCS as well as with specialty and general practice groups and community physicians.

This Year's Residents


UArizona Health Sciences researchers – including Dr. Aaron Scott, of the Division of Hematology & Oncology in the Department of Medicine – are leveraging molecular profiling data to better understand certain cancers and uncover new treatments.

Meet our Residents

Rishab Srivastava, DO
DO: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University, 2023

I grew up in Oro Valley and graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology and an MPH in Biostatistics. After having completed my medical school in AZCOM in Phoenix, I am beyond thrilled to return to UA to begin my residency training in internal medicine. I am very excited to work alongside my peers in this program while giving back to the community that I grew up in with my family and friends continuing to be on my side. In my free time, I love to exercise, practice my karate, play sports/games, go to the movies, and occasionally eat out with friends and family.

Resident News - Internal Medicine Residency - Tucson Campus

Two DOM faculty to graduate from SSWIMS fellowship, three more named fellows

Drs. Olivia Hung and Salma Patel are among 11 who’ll graduate May 15 in the first class for the Spurring Success for Women in Medicine and Science, or SSWIMS, fellowship at the College of Medicine – Tucson. And Drs. Billie Bixby, Saher Khalid and Amy Klein have been named to the second class.

Seven from DOM recognized by Academy of Medical Education Scholars UArizona chapter

Four DOM faculty were inducted recently into the UArizona Chapter of the Academy of Medical Education Scholars, or AMES, at the College of Medicine – Tucson and three others from the department won research grants. Find out who they were here.

Surgery Department welcomes new Cardiothoracic Surgery Chief, Scott Silvestry, MD

Prior to joining UArizona, Dr. Silvestry was at Advent Health Orlando where he served as co-executive medical director of the Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute and surgical director of Thoracic Transplant Programs.