News - Internal Medicine Residency - Tucson Campus

Banner New Resident Orientation Event Draws 700 Physicians in Training

Incoming University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson residents, chief residents and fellows joined each other Friday, June 23, for the Banner – UMC New Resident Orientation event hosted by the Marriott Tucson University Park Hotel. Across all departments, there are 711 resident physicians in training. Of those, the Internal Medicine program is the largest with 93 at Tucson Campus and 31 at South Campus. See the pictures…


2017-18 Medicine Core and Key Clinical Faculty Guide Now Available

The Core and Key Clinical Faculty Guide for the UA Department of Medicine has been updated for the 2017-18 academic year beginning July 1. In addition to Dr. Amy Sussman, who became Vice Chair for Education in January, and Susan Ellis, who starts with the DOM Education program July 3, others new to the guide this year are: Drs. Katherina Beeler, Janet Campion, Lori Fantry, Anca Georgescu and Elizabeth Juneman. New chief residents (aka, clinical instructors) also are listed…


Class of 2017 Tucson Campus Residents Celebrate Graduation with Honors

At the graduation dinner for the Class of 2017 members of the University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Program – Tucson Campus, a number of awards were presented—some in recognition of the hard work of three year’s training, others in jest—reflecting the camaraderie developed in that time…


Winners of the Academic Half Day (AHD) Research Day poster competition for the University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Program – Tucson Campus were Drs. Jawad Bilal, Matthew Adams and See Wei Low. The three also had their work chosen for oral presentations as Clinical Vignettes during the Medicine Grand Rounds on May 17…


DOM Faculty, Fellows, Residents and Students Share Pulmonary Postcards from ATS 2017

The UA Department of Medicine and UA Health Sciences contingent at the ATS 2017 International Conference has been sharing a few photo postcards of their activities at the annual conference of the American Thoracic Society in Washington, DC, this week—May 19-24. Click through to see what they’re up to…


Three DOM Physicians Recognized at COM Faculty Mentoring Awards

The UA Department of Medicine’s Drs. Jil Tardiff and Jarrod Mosier were recognized with 2017 Faculty Mentoring Awards and Dr. Kent Kwoh with an honorable mention as part of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson General Faculty Meeting held May 17. Other items on the agenda included GME Committee and Medical Student Research Program Committee annual reports and presentations on the SAVAHCS and UAHS New Buildings & Renovation Projects. Read on to see who else was honored…


Forty Honored at 2017 DOM Annual Awards at Arizona Inn

Forty 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, May 4. Graduating med student John Dicken was recognized by two divisions, and Drs. Tammer El Aini and Tirdad Zangeneh repeated as winners of teaching awards. See who else won and view the photo gallery…


UA Presence at American Thoracic Society 2017 International Conference More Expansive

A large contingent from UA Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allegy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, and UA Health Sciences Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center are set to take the stage with impactful scientific findings at the ATS 2017 International Conference in Washington, DC, May 19-24. They include faculty, researchers, fellows, residents and students from the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. Two more have won scholarships to attend… 


DOM Program Directors Share Insights on Incoming Class of 2020 Interns, Residents

The largest group of incoming residents across the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, the nearly 50 graduating medical students matching into physician training programs March 17 at the UA Department of Medicine includes six from the COM – Tucson and four from COM – Phoenix, along with seven interns looking to complete their medical training in internal medicine here before heading off to other specialties—four at the UA. Dermatology also matched into its largest class ever. Find out where they’re all from here…


‘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...


See ‘Passing On’ Before AZPM Film Airs Nationally on PBS

Thoughtful broadcast on the importance of end-of-life planning tells touching patient, family, physician (including Drs. Mindy Fain and Monica Vandivort) and medical student perspectives on our final days and how best to plan for them. It premiered locally on PBS 6 in late February and can still be viewed online…


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…


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