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

Currently, our program recruits for 26 categorical and 7 preliminary positions each year.

Learn more about the Internal Medicine Fellowship programs that can be completed after residency completion:

The Phoenix Internal Medicine 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 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.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Internal Medicine Residency Program 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.

Our program aims to:

  1. 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. Provide a collegial and supportive learning environment that promotes resident and faculty wellness. 
  3. Provide residents with experience in treating a diverse range of patients and pathology. 
  4. 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. 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. 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.  

Program Highlights

View the key program highlights that set our Internal Medicine residency apart.

  • Serve a diverse patient population from a wide variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Connected to fellowship programs in Gastroenterology, Hospice & Palliative Care and Cardiology)
  • State-of-the-art sim center equipped with Point of Care Ultrasound Models and unique training opportunities innovative non-formaldehyde cadavers
  • Community Outreach Programs (e.g., St. Vincent de Paul Clinics, CATCH Program)
  • 87% three year rolling Board Pass rate
  • Faculty of academic hospitalists, general internists and subspecialists with faculty appointments at Creighton
  • Centers of Excellence in Lung Disease and Transplant, Cancer Center, Heart Center, Women's Health, Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Multiple faculty named as “Top Docs in Arizona”
  • Rotations at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and Valleywise Medical Center
  • Didactic conferences and other ACGME recommended sessions like interactive case-based discussions, journal club, M&M, QI
  • Night float system
  • Educational and travel stipend for all residents
  • Fully equipped simulation center
  • Opportunities to present at regional and national conferences
  • Research conferences to stimulate resident research
  • Offsite and out-of-state electives available during any year of training
  • Resident Wellness Program
  • Resident as Teachers workshops; opportunities to teach and mentor medical students
  • Full-time librarian on staff with access to St. Joseph’s online library, Creighton Library of clinical research, evidence-based practice and patient resources, and Valleywise Library
  • Free ACP Membership for all residents
  • Free parking
  • Health insurance for employee and other additional benefits
  • 20 paid vacation days per year with paid parental leave
  • Residents’ Gym, Lounge, and Call Rooms


Audrey McFall, Program Supervisor
Dolores Castro, Site Coordinator, Valleywise
Ashlynn Holloway, Site Coordinator, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
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The Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance 

In 2017, 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. The Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance supports Creighton University School of Medicine - Phoenix Graduate Medical Education by providing strategic, financial and operational resources.