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  • Our 250 faculty physicians also train more than 130 resident and 70 fellow physicians in primary care, internal medicine and a dozen subspecialties. These physicians — for decades to come — will help keep people across the state, nation and globe living healthier, active lives well into the future.

  • Our 250 faculty physicians also train more than 130 resident and 70 fellow physicians in primary care, internal medicine and a dozen subspecialties. These physicians — for decades to come — will help keep people across the state, nation and globe living healthier, active lives well into the future.

  • We participate in the education of more than 450 medical students at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, offering clerkship and sub-internship opportunities for third- and fourth-years with an interest in internal medicine and rotation electives in all of our subspecialties.

  • We participate in the education of more than 450 medical students at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, offering clerkship and sub-internship opportunities for third- and fourth-years with an interest in internal medicine and rotation electives in all of our subspecialties.

  • Two subspecialties in our department are ranked among the top 50 in their fields in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Another four subspecialties and two common adult procedures and conditions covered in our department were rated by the magazine as “high performing.”

  • Two subspecialties in our department are ranked among the top 50 in their fields in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Another four subspecialties and two common adult procedures and conditions covered in our department were rated by the magazine as “high performing.”

  • Our centers and institutes also serve as global research hubs investigating new treatments, therapies and technologies to alleviate or cure medical conditions such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, lupus, Valley fever, and cardiovascular, kidney, liver and pulmonary diseases.

  • Our centers and institutes also serve as global research hubs investigating new treatments, therapies and technologies to alleviate or cure medical conditions such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, lupus, Valley fever, and cardiovascular, kidney, liver and pulmonary diseases.

  • Founded in 1966 as one of six original departments of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, the UA Department of Medicine is the largest department within the college with 14 divisions and multiple centers of excellence associated with it.

  • Founded in 1966 as one of six original departments of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, the UA Department of Medicine is the largest department within the college with 14 divisions and multiple centers of excellence associated with it.

The Department of Medicine develops and delivers cutting-edge medical research, high-quality education and unsurpassed patient care. As the largest department in the UA College of Medicine - Tucson, we train medical students and more than 200 residents and fellows in internal medicine from cardiology to rheumatology.

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Message from the Chair

“More than $1.5 billion has been invested over the past five years in clinical, research and educational facilities on our health campuses. At the University of Arizona Department of Medicine, we are poised for significant positive change with many components that make up the building blocks toward accomplishment on our three missions — education, research and clinical care — coming together at just the right time. As experts in primary care, we are internal medicine. Come grow with us!”

Monica Kraft, MD
Chair, UA Department of Medicine

Featured Spotlight

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s Juanita Merchant, MD, PhD, has been named one of 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America by Cell Mentor, an online resource from Cell Press and Cell Signaling Technology that provides early-career researchers with career insights, publishing advice, and techniques on experimental processes and procedures.

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An elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and a member of the NIH Council of Councils as well as the NIDDK Board of Scientific Counselors, Dr. Juanita Merchant is a world-renowned molecular gastroenterologist whose contributions to the understanding of chronic inflammation and its association with gastric cancer have dramatically changed how we look at these issues. She is widely known for her work on transcriptional control of gastrointestinal peptides, with a particular emphasis on the role of Hedgehog signaling in gastric transformation and how the gut microenvironment, or microbiome, regulates enteric glial cells and cellular senescence with aging…

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Department News

Study Shows Vaccine Protects Dogs Against Valley Fever

A team led by Valley Fever Center for Excellence researchers successfully tested a vaccine for dogs, with two doses providing high levels of protection.


Training Program to Support Families Affected by Opioid Use Disorders

The Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center will oversee the first peer support experiential learning and apprenticeship program in rural Arizona.


COVID-19 Vaccine Reduces Infection Severity, Length, Viral Load

Real-world data from the AZ HEROES study show COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections, and when breakthrough infections do occur, the level of infection and impact of the disease are significantly reduced.