Welcome to the University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics!
We are dedicated to excellence in patient care, teaching and research.
The mission of the University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics Residency Training Program is to recruit and train a diverse group of physicians to become expert pediatricians committed to providing superior medical care to infants, children and adolescents. Our training environment promotes high quality care and graduated autonomy within a comprehensive and personally rewarding educational experience that will allow pursuit of primary care, sub-specialty, academic or public health careers. The program aims to combine required rotations with extensive opportunities that allow each resident to pursue their interests in-depth. The program presents a collaborative effort allowing residents to work with academic faculty as well as community pediatricians, providing residents the opportunity to care for patients from varied ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. The University of Arizona Pediatric Residency Program is dedicated to providing a supportive, anti-racist, and culturally diverse environment for our residents, faculty and patients.
We are an academic residency program with high standards for education, clinical practice, and research quality. Here are some program highlights:
- Residents are involved in scholarly activity, research and QI opportunities, often culminating in invited presentations at national conferences. Our residents have the opportunity to collaborate and partner with physician-scientists at the Steele Children’s Research Center, one of the University of Arizona College of Medicine Centers of Excellence.
- Residents are paired with a faculty advisor who provides mentorship, guidance, feedback, and friendship. Department faculty members are very approachable and always available for consultation, discussion and support, or just a quick chat.
- The UA Pediatric Residency considers trainee wellness a priority and supports resident wellness by coordinating annual resident class retreats, resident night out, and social program-sponsored events, and implementing a wellness curriculum as part of coordinated didactic efforts. The program offers free mental health services to all its trainees.
- The UA Pediatric Residency prides itself on creating an atmosphere of inclusive excellence by fostering collaboration not just within the program and department, but the local community at large. Our residents’ may complete rotations in the community and throughout rural AZ training at Community Health Centers and with various tribal health services. Southern Arizona provides a unique setting heavily influenced by its border vicinity and desert medicine, as well as a large pediatric population of immigrants and refugees.
- Residents have the opportunity to qualify for program funding for national and international away rotations. Elective rotations are available with the Indian Health Service, national institutions and sites, and international opportunities for residents with an interest in global health.
- The program has an excellent track record of successfully preparing trainees for fellowship positions with many of our residents securing competitive subspecialty training slots post residency.
- Residents enjoy an active outdoorsy lifestyle taking advantage or Tucson’s many recreation opportunities from hiking, biking, climbing, golfing, and swimming, to cultural opportunities exploring restaurants, music and arts venues.
On a personal note, I consider our program a family – a family that has come together with the common goals of educating the next generation of pediatric leaders, taking outstanding care of children, and striving for continued innovation and advancement of pediatric medicine. There is always something new to learn, and doing so in such a rich environment is an incredible joy.
We invite you to consider our program. Please contact any of us with your questions or if you want further information.
Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program