Welcome to Our Program


Dr. Doug Jones

Thank you for your interest in the Creighton University School of Medicine Phoenix Family Medicine Program. Our program combines the tradition and experience of an established community teaching hospital with the innovation and academic resources of Creighton University School of Medicine to offer residents an outstanding setting for Family Medicine training. Our mission is to work together to achieve academic excellence, to provide the highest quality medical care and to serve our community.

At the Creighton University School of Medicine Phoenix Family Medicine Program we have a faculty group who are dedicated to teaching. Residents who train in our program are welcomed as partners who work together with experienced family physicians in a medical home setting. The rotation curriculum is designed to put the outpatient clinic experience at the center of what we do. We are working together to build the clinic environment of the future which includes team based care, population health, and improved patient experience. We have a strong inpatient service where residents work with our own Family Medicine attendings to care for a diverse patient population with a broad range of range of medical conditions. In other core rotations, residents have the opportunity to work with expert teaching faculty from other departments to enhance their education.  

Our weekly learning block conference is much more than just a series of lectures. In addition to medical knowledge, we emphasize active learning experiences that help residents to develop the diagnostic ability and clinical reasoning skills they need to become excellent physicians. Core primary care topics are taught by our Family Medicine faculty and specialty lectures are provided by our faculty partners in other disciplines from around the medical center. Regular procedure clinics, a primary care research curriculum, longitudinal training in practice management and leadership, and a unique case-based longitudinal curriculum in chronic conditions give residents excellent opportunities to learn. Our curriculum is designed to allow residents to shape their own education. Residents who wish to focus their training can choose to complete an area of concentration in a specific area of Family Medicine.

Our clinic cares for a diverse and often underserved population that includes refugees from several countries. From community health fairs, to caring for the homeless, to weekend clinics in nearby Puerto Penasco, Mexico, our residents make a difference! We invite you to take time to learn more about our program.

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Doug Jones
Program Director and Chair