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


Dr. Geoffrey Block, a transplant hepatologist and Thomas D. Boyer Liver Institute director, and the College of Medicine – Tucson give a much-needed lift to the holiday season on the Navajo Nation.

Meet our Residents

Andrew Daniel Sous, DO
DO: Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona Campus, 2023

Hi all! I’m Andrew Sous. I was born in Egypt and raised in California. I studied biology at UC Irvine and finished medical school at WesternU COMP. In my free time, I enjoy going on road trips to national parks, eating top-rated Yelp foods, and drinking Boba! Tucson itself is such a beautiful city and is close to some of my favorite national parks to visit. When choosing a residency, I wanted to be part of a large academic center that would give me the exposure and tools to see a broad range of pathology, access to engaging research, and development as an educator. With UACOM, I’m excited to begin my training in all of the above. Happy to be part of the UoA family!

Resident News - Internal Medicine Residency - Tucson Campus

DOM administration undergoes division clinical leadership update

A shuffle of clinical associate directors reflects better management of divisions from Cardiology to Rheumatology, with a new associate director, Monica Rodriguez, joining the team in November.

Flag-raising ceremony part of Veterans Day honors

A group of people gathered at the Banner – University Medical Center Tucson’s main entrance Thursday, Nov. 9, for a flag-raising and blessing ceremony in recognition of Veterans Day. See mini-photo gallery of event and things to do this weekend.

Six Health Sciences faculty named 2023 Women of Impact

Six women from the University of Arizona Health Sciences, including GI Division Chief Dr. Juanita Merchant, received UArizona Women of Impact Awards from the office of Research, Innovation and Impact on Oct. 20. Thirty female faculty and staff members from across campus were honored.