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Family Medicine Curriculum and Affiliations

Our curriculum is designed around the outpatient clinic experience in order to emphasize high-quality outpatient training. We also have a very strong inpatient service and provide maternity care. PGY-1 residents typically spend one half-day per week in the clinic on hospital rotations, along with several dedicated clinic blocks when they are in the continuity clinic full time. During the PGY-2 year, clinic time increases to three half-days on most rotations, and PGY-3 residents are typically in the clinic four half-day sessions per week. Clinic schedules are designed to give residents consistent clinic days to promote continuity with their patients. 

Curriculum Details

  • 4 weeks – Fundamentals of Family Medicine
  • 8 weeks – Family Medicine Outpatient (in 2-week blocks)
  • 12 weeks – Family Medicine Inpatient
  • 2 weeks – Night Float
  • 2 weeks – Community Medicine
  • 4 weeks – Outpatient Pediatrics/Newborn Nursery
  • 4 weeks – Pediatric Inpatient
  • 2 weeks – Outpatient Pediatrics
  • 4 weeks – General Surgery
  • 4 weeks – Labor and Delivery
  • 4 weeks – Prenatal Care
  • 2 weeks – Diagnostic Radiology
  • 8 weeks – Family Medicine Inpatient
  • 4 weeks – Family Medicine Outpatient (in 2-week blocks)
  • 4 weeks – Orthopedics
  • 4 weeks – Sports Medicine
  • 4 weeks – Cardiology
  • 4 weeks – Adult ED
  • 4 weeks – Geriatrics
  • 4 weeks – Night Float (in 2 week blocks)
  • 4 weeks – Gastroenterology
  • 4 weeks – ICU
  • 4 weeks – Peds ED (Phoenix Children’s Hospital)
  • 4-8 weeks – Elective
  • 6 weeks – Family Medicine Inpatient
  • 2 weeks – Night Float
  • 4 weeks – Outpatient Pediatrics
  • 4 weeks – Neurology
  • 4 weeks – Ophthalmology/ENT
  • 4 weeks – Behavioral Health
  • 4 weeks – Women’s Health
  • 4 weeks – Dermatology
  • 4 weeks – Adult ED
  • 16 weeks – Electives

Affiliations and Clinical Sites

Our residents rotate through Valleywise Health, Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, and Phoenix Children's Hospital (PCH).

Valleywise Health Medical Center is a 325-bed acute care community hospital located near the heart of downtown Phoenix. Valleywise Health Medical Center’s primary mission is providing care for the poor underserved patients in the community. The hospital sees a large case load in Level I Trauma, contains a Pediatric Level 2 Trauma center, and houses the renowned Arizona Burn Center. The brand new Valleywise Health Medical Center will be 10 stories and is slated to open in January 2024.

Phoenix Children's Hospital (PCH) is a 363-bed inpatient bed facility that offers the most comprehensive pediatric healthcare in the state, providing inpatient, outpatient, trauma and emergency care across more than 70 pediatric subspecialties.

Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, a large tertiary care center with a mission to care for underserved patients, is home to and/or has affiliations with: 

  • Barrow Neurological Institute, an internationally and nationally recognized center for Neurosurgery and Neurology 
  •  Norton Thoracic Institute, one of the busiest double lung transplant centers in the nation, in addition to expertise in foregut surgery 
  • An ACS verified Level 1 Trauma Center, the busiest in metropolitan Phoenix 
  • Dignity Health Cancer Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, which treats more than 60 types of cancer by employing advanced genetic and molecular testing 

Family Medicine Contact

Corina Bejarano
Program Coordinator
Phone: 602.344.6611