South Campus Family Medicine Residency

ERAS ID: University of Arizona College of Medicine at South Campus Program; ACGME #: 1200331692

The University of Arizona College of Medicine at South Campus Family Medicine Residency Program provides an opportunity for ambitious physicians to master the broad skill set needed for practice in multiple settings, especially in underserved and rural areas. Our program is ACGME-accredited. We offer the best of many worlds as we are university-based program within a community hospital and also have required rural rotations for a very different experience.

Primarily based at The Banner-University Medical Center South Campus Hospital, our residency's family physicians are at the center of leadership and patient care. Our training also includes rotations at rural clinical sites throughout the state of Arizona. We also are proud to be part of The University of Arizona, where the Department of Family and Community Medicine is one of the strongest in the nation.


"We welcome aspiring family physicians into a residency marked by excellence at all levels - achieving new heights of teaching, scholarly work, mentorship, and inter-professionalism as we care for vulnerable populations in under-resourced areas of Arizona." 

Number of Residents:  Eight Family Medicine 1st year residents will be selected each year.

Length of Program: We provide three years of graduate medical education in Family Medicine in accordance with ACGME requirements.

Experience:  Clinical: Our Family Medicine clinic and primary inpatient training site is at Banner - University Medical Center South Campus, a few minutes south of the center of Tucson.
Inpatient maternity care and pediatric training occur primarily at University Medical Center in Tucson. Our residents also will complete 4 months of required training at rural sites throughout Arizona.

Didactics: Several hours are dedicated to didactical learning every Thursday afternoon during "Teaching Day." Residents attend morning reports on weekdays.  Residents may participate in integrative medicine. Our residents' academic experience is further enhanced by our participation in shared didactics with other departments on campus.

Research: Our sponsoring Department of Family & Community Medicine is one of the top research departments in Family Medicine in the nation. During their training, residents complete a scholarly project. For any residents wishing to do additional research, there are many opportunities with extensive academic support.

Fellowships: Sports Medicine and Integrative Medicine fellowships are offered.

Melody Jordahl-Iafrato M.D.
Program Director

Rhea Merriman
Residency Program Coordinator
Phone (520) 874-4880