The Department of Family and Community Medicine has been providing excellence in resident training for more than 40 years. We have one ACGME accredited Family Medicine program with two separate and unique tracks – The Alvernon track and the South Campus track. Both tracks offer a 2+2 curriculum, a strong and busy inpatient experience, outpatient practices with diverse and underserved populations, point-of-care ultrasound training (POCUS), dedicated refugee clinics, and the option to participate in the Health Care Disparities/Medical Spanish Distinction Track. Our South Campus track emphasizes rural practice and includes required rural rotations. Our Alvernon track focuses on the Tucson community and surrounding areas. Please note, if you want to apply to both tracks, you must apply to each one separately, using their unique ERAS IDs.
To prepare full-spectrum family physicians from diverse backgrounds, dedicated to social justice and health equity, to provide family-centered, community-responsive care for historically marginalized populations and those living in rural and other medically under-resourced areas.
- Provide robust and comprehensive training to enable residents to be proficient in inpatient and outpatient medicine to serve individuals of all ages.
- Foster an educational environment that allows residents to build their unique identity as a family physician with an emphasis on personal growth and wellbeing.
- Provide individuals with opportunities for longitudinal training experiences in community medicine, rural medicine, and refugee care using a holistic approach in order to gain an appreciation of the unique needs of their community, medically underserved, and marginalized populations.
- Train individuals to be competent in the breadth of the family medicine scope of practice.
- Provide educational role models from diverse backgrounds and varied practices of family medicine to educate residents on the development of life-long skills that they will use throughout their career.