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Internal Medicine Residency 

Creighton University School of Medicine – Phoenix’s residency program in Internal Medicine is ready to welcome you to the desert southwest. 

Our three-year residency program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Currently, our program recruits for 28 positions each year.

In 2018, Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center (SJHMC), Creighton University (CUSOM), Valleywise Health, and District Medical Group (DMG) joined forces to form the Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance. This partnership brings together a university recognized for providing outstanding training for students and residents in the health sciences and two healthcare systems known for their impressive history of caring for members of the greater Phoenix community. 

Our Philosophy

Welcome to Creighton University School of Medicine (Phoenix) Internal Medicine Program. Our program cultivates an environment of inquiry and collaboration where physicians at all stages of their careers can maximize their personal and professional growth in the challenging discipline of Internal Medicine. This is achieved via a rigorous program of clinical rotations, scholarly activity, didactic conferences, web-based learning modules, and a flexible, wide-ranged set of electives. Residents treat a wide variety of pathology and provide care to a diverse population of patients both at St. Joseph’s Hospital and at Valleywise Health Medical Center. Our residents boast one of the highest board pass rates in Arizona and are highly successful in obtaining desirable jobs and fellowships upon graduation.

 The Internal Medicine Residency Program is known for its collegial, collaborative environment, where residents, students, faculty, and interprofessional team members work together to optimize patient care. In addition, the program is deeply committed to caring for underserved communities and vulnerable populations. Through rotations at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Valleywise Health Medical Center, and the St. Vincent de Paul Clinic, community outreach such as the CATCH home visit program, and other activities, residents continue the program's long tradition of compassionate care and community service.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Creighton University School of Medicine Phoenix is to train compassionate and clinically outstanding physicians who:

  1. provide the highest quality, evidence-based, patient-centered care;
  2. advance the practice of medicine through excellence in patient care, education, research, and quality improvement;
  3. lead the nation in changing healthcare to meet the needs of the population, with special attention to the underserved.


  1. Our program aims to train our residents to be well-rounded physicians who provide patient-centered care, with an emphasis on caring for the underserved, to optimize health outcomes in our patient population and make a difference in patients’ lives. 
  2. Our program aims to provide a collegial and supportive learning environment that promotes resident and faculty wellness. 
  3. Our program aims to provide residents with experience in treating a diverse range of patients and pathology. 
  4. Our program aims to engage residents and faculty together in advancing research, promoting quality improvement and patient safety, and conducting scholarly activity leading to publication and/or presentation at a regional or national level. 
  5. Our program aims to adapt education to changes in the healthcare environment by using innovative teaching methods and responding to feedback from key stakeholders to optimally prepare trainees for independent practice. 
  6. Our program aims to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for residents, faculty, staff, and the community.  In particular, the program strives to recruit and support residents and faculty from groups that are underrepresented in medicine.