News - Internal Medicine Residency - Tucson Campus

‘Lucky’ Match Day for UA College of Medicine – Tucson Class of 2017: Primary Care Residencies Win Largest Share of Students

The students opened Match Day envelopes Friday that revealed where they will go for residency training: nearly half of the class – 47 of 98 students – will pursue primary care, the most critical physician shortage in Arizona.


See Where UA Med Students Will Do Their Residency Training per Match Day 2017

As is tradition nationwide, graduating University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson students gathered March 17 in DuVal Auditorium to learn where they had “matched” in the National Residency Matching Program® for residency training as physicians after convocation. The theme of the event—it coinciding with St. Patrick’s Day, was “Get Lucky in the Match!” Watch the video, view photos and see who’s going where on the next stop in their medical careers…


January Match Mix Shows Promise for Incoming Fellows in Advanced Internal Med Training

Thirty-two incoming fellows—half of them graduating UA internal medicine residents—have matched into advanced training programs for the 15 ACGME-accredited fellowship programs in the UA Department of Medicine that start in July. Another 13 UA internal medicine residents are headed to fellowships elsewhere. Next year’s chief residents at Banner – UMC Tucson and South are named here, too. Read all about it…


Dr. Amy Sussman to Lead Education Programs in Department of Medicine as New Vice Chair

UA nephrologist Dr. Amy Sussman has been named the new Vice Chair for Education within the Department of Medicine adding to her roles as Nephrology Fellowship Program director and department clerkship director. She replaces Dr. Ken Knox who left in December to be associate dean for faculty affairs and development at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix…


Solidarity Week 2017 Launches Today, Finishes with Friday Ring-of-Hands - Noon

The UA College of Medicine -Tucson student chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society will stage a variety of events this week to recognize kind, compassionate patient care for Solidarity Week—culminated in Tucson by a ring-of-hands on Friday, Feb. 17, at noon, in the UAHS Plaza. Join Drs. Randy Friese, Andy Theodorou and COM-T Dean Charles Cairns, as well as Banner UMC Tucson CEO Tom Dickson…


First-Ever PI Research Poster Night by Department of Medicine Pulls in 100 Attendees

The inaugural PI Poster Session to showcase research and collaborative opportunities of principal investigators in the UA Department of Medicine on Jan. 17 at Kiewit Auditorium in the UA Cancer Center’s Leon F. Levy Building, 1515 N. Campbell Ave., was a smashing success with nearly 100 people attending…


Chances for Collaboration, Training to Abound at DOM’s First PI Research Poster Night, Jan. 17

The UA Department of Medicine will host an inaugural Principal Investigators (PI) Poster Session on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m., in Kiewit Auditorium at the UA Cancer Center. You’ll see a broad taste of the work by faculty physicians and researchers who serve as PIs for numerous federal-grant-supported and otherwise funded projects. Come learn about opportunities for collaboration as well as research training for fellows, residents and students…


UA College of Medicine – Tucson Earns 2016 Health Professions Diversity Award

The college was honored with INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s 2016 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.


Dept. of Medicine to Launch ‘Research Seminar Series,’ Sept. 9

Beginning Sept. 8, DOM is sponsoring a new monthly Research Seminar Series to highlight the excellent academic accomplishments of the department. “We expect this to be an interactive forum,” said Vice Chair for Research Dr. Jil Tardiff. Each seminar will pair a junior and senior investigator and present faculty’s work in a way that’s accessible and of interest to a broad audience…


New Physicians-in-Training Get Oriented at Marriott Event, June 30

Incoming interns, residents and fellows at the UA College of Medicine get briefed on patient care, enhancing the patient experience and what’s expected of them as physicians in training at the Banner – UMC Tucson and South hospitals. See photos from the event, held June 30 at the Tucson Marriott University Park…


New, Old Fellows in Dept. of Medicine Programs Bring Varied Strengths to Advanced Medical Training

Several UA fellows in our department are graduating and more are coming to Tucson to train and do research under our faculty. Learn more about some of those arriving and where those who are leaving are headed…


Graduating Tucson Campus Internal Medicine Residents Celebrate with Banquet, Awards

The UA Department of Medicine hosted its 2016 Graduation Dinner for the UA Internal Medicine Residency Program – Tucson Campus residents June 3 at the Skyline Country Club, with nearly 40 graduating residents and their families attending. Several awards were presented during the ceremonies, including Resident of the Year which went to Dr. Ram Baalachandran…


Class of 2016-17 Interns to Arrive Later in June

Thirty-six new incoming interns (aka first-year resident physicians) and a transfer resident arrive this month to begin training in the UA Internal Medicine Residency Program for the 2016-17 academic year, including 28 categorical residents and eight preliminary residents. Preliminary interns will spend their intern year here before joining another residency program…


Graduating Tucson Campus Internal Medicine Residents Set Sights on Future

Most graduating residents from the UA Internal Medicine Residency Program - Tucson Campus know where they're headed next in their careers. Find out where they'll be training or practicing...


DOM Annual Awards Honor Forty at Arizona Inn

A total of 42 awards were presented to medical students, residents, fellows and faculty physicians at the Arizona Inn during the annual University of Arizona Department of Medicine Education Awards Reception, April 18…


New Residents Begin Internal Medicine Training in July

Congrats to all graduating medical students. In Tucson, we’ll be joined by 36 new internal medicine residents at the Tucson Campus program, 10 new internal medicine residents at the South Campus program and two new dermatology residents. See photos from graduation and Match Day…


UA Health Sciences Supports Diverse and Determined Pathways to Medicine

Four UA students share their stories of being accepted into the UA Health Sciences Pathways Programs. The Phoenix- and Tucson-based programs have successfully changed the diversity of the UA Colleges of Medicine and ultimately will impact the diversity of the medical workforce.


Four of 25 Tucson Campus IM Residents Take Top Honors in Research AHD Poster Competition

Twenty-five participants in the 2016 Research Academic Half-Day poster competition for residents in the Internal Medicine Residency Program – Tucson Campus shared their work for viewing and judging April 28 in DuVal Auditorium. Top honors went to Roberto Bernardo, MD; Justin Lee, MBBS; Jawad Bilal, MBBS, and Manjinder Kaur, DO. See a photo collage here…


Internal Medicine First Choice for Match Day Surprises

Shawn Ong was first to announce winning his top pick for Match Day at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson. Among 99 local students participating in the national event, he's headed for Yale-New Haven for an internal medicine residency. Many chose to stay in Tucson for their resident physician training...


Primary Care Wins the Largest Share of Students in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson Class of 2016

The students opened Match Day envelopes Friday that revealed where they will go for residency training: nearly 40 percent of the class – 39 of 99 students – will pursue primary care, the most critical physician shortage in Arizona.


Of 4,000 Applicants, Last of 300 Internal Medicine Residency Candidates Finish Interviews, Tours

Final Applicant Visit Day events preceding the 2016-17 Resident Match Day ceremonies took place in January. In all, nearly 3,500 applications were received for each UA Internal Medicine Residency Program—at Tucson and South campus—and more than 400 candidates interviewed for about 40 positions. The Dermatology Residency Program got more than 450 applications and interviewed about 45 candidates...


UA Internal Medicine Residents Get Early Holiday Present – A New Lounge

The new Resident Lounge for the UA Department of Medicine opened Thursday, Dec. 17, to great fanfare with a ribbon-cutting event and red, white, blue and chocolate cupcakes. Drs. Monica Kraft and Laura Meinke clipped the big red bow to cheers of the residents…


UA College of Medicine – Tucson Recognizes Top Educators

Thirty-sixth annual Faculty Teaching Awards and the Vernon and Virginia Furrow Awards ceremony honored faculty members’ outstanding achievements and excellence in teaching.


DOM recruitment season excitement builds

With recruitment season in full swing, applicant interviews with candidates for the Department of Medicine’s 11 fellowship programs will wrap up soon and those for our residency programs are about to begin. A big thanks to all faculty and staff who’ve assisted in putting our best foot forward…


Pooja Rajguru Awarded Theodore H. Koff Graduate Scholarship For Studies in Aging and Gerontology

The UA Center on Aging presents the scholarship each year to outstanding UA graduate health professions students who are pursuing studies or have an interest in aging, health care administration or gerontology.


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