Family Medicine Residency

Resident talking with a patient in a hospital room

Our Philosophy

Our Family Medicine Residency Program is a fully accredited, diverse, unique and comprehensive three-year post-graduate learning experience that prepares residents to provide complete, competent and compassionate care in any practice setting. Our program offers eight PGY1 positions per year and is located in central Phoenix; serving multicultural patients in a Patient Centered Medical Home. When they're not training in our PCMH, family medicine residents benefit from close collaboration with other services, residents, fellows, subspecialties and internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute.

One of the features of family medicine is its breadth. While you will get exceptional training in all aspects of family medicine, our program includes an area of concentration, which allows you to focus on honing your skills in a specific field through electives, quality improvement projects and research. Past residents have focused on obstetrics, sports medicine, minority health/health disparities and geriatrics but you can choose whatever you like! We believe you should make your residency training unique to you.

Program Mission Statement

  • Provide the highest quality of healthcare for our patients and their families, with personal attention to their physical and emotional needs.
  • Create a center of academic excellence that promotes patient care and physician learning in a supportive, collaborative environment.
  • Uphold the belief that all life is sacred and strive for restoration of health, the promotion of wellness, and the advancement of community service.

Aims

  1. Provide the highest quality medical care to patients. We define quality in terms of the quadruple aim of improving health of populations, improving patient experience, reducing cost, and maintaining work-life balance for caregivers. We will do this by focusing on continuity of care, practicing team-based care, and using data to evaluate and improve our performance. Our progress will be measured by continual improvement on Dignity Health Medical Group patient care metrics, patient experience surveys, and medical practice data.

  2. Create a center of academic excellence. We train residents to be excellent clinicians with a focus on ambulatory medicine. Our goal is for our trainees to consistently be above the mean in medical knowledge as measured by in-training and ABFM exam results and by their daily clinical performance.

  3. Uphold the belief that all life is sacred by maintaining caregiver wellness and involving physicians in meaningful community service. We will treat each patient and care team member with dignity and respect, and look for ways to provide medical and humanitarian service to our community.

  4. Prepare residents to be good partners and leaders in their practices, health systems, and communities. We view residents as partners with faculty, who work together to achieve our goals. Residents in our program will have an active voice in their training experience by participating on residency and hospital committees, quality improvement teams, and in longitudinal leadership training.