Pediatric Residency Program

Our three-year Pediatric Residency Program is designed to train outstanding primary care pediatricians. The program includes four residents annually, with a full complement of 12 residents over three years from the initial cohort. 

Pediatric hospitalists, intensivists, neonatologists and pediatric emergency medicine physicians provide structured education and one-on-one clinical supervision within the hospital. Clinical faculty also includes office-based community pediatricians and multiple pediatric subspecialists, who provide education in the hospital and in the community.

In addition to a flexible curriculum, residents have the ability to choose a number of elective rotations during the program, allowing for training that is unique to their career goals and educational needs.

Residents are encouraged to spend time in the community and will be supported in creating the education that will best serve their needs in becoming outstanding pediatric physicians.

Why here?

Inpatient experience: TMC, a nonprofit, community-based hospital, is the largest hospital in Southern Arizona. TMC has been a teaching hospital for more than 50 years and is home of Southern Arizona’s first residency programs. TMC for Children provides a 44-bed general pediatric unit, a 12-bed pediatric intensive care unit, a 42-bed newborn ICU and the region’s busiest pediatric emergency department.

Outpatient rotations: Affiliated providers include El Rio Health, Arizona’s largest nonprofit federally qualified health center, or FQHC, and members of the Tucson Community Pediatric Specialists for subspecialty rotations.

Unparalleled quality of life: Tucson is the second largest city in Arizona, offering:

  • Scenic beauty and great climate, with lots of sun and mild winter temperatures
  • Distinct food culture (don’t miss our Sonoran-style Mexican food restaurants!)
  • Thriving downtown and art culture
  • Reasonable cost of living


Salary and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health benefits including health, dental, disability and life insurance
  • Four weeks paid vacation each year
  • Meal allowance
  • Lab coats
  • Educational allowance


Application Process:

Interviews for the four PGY-1 positions are in November 2018 through the end of January 2019. The following documents must be submitted with your application:

  • Dean’s letter (MSPE)
  • Medical school transcript (Applicants must be a graduate of an American-accredited medical school)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Current photo
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores
  • Three letters of recommendation from physician faculty members with whom you have worked directly.

THMEP Pediatric Residency Program has four PGY-1 positions available beginning July 1, 2019. The program ONLY accepts applications via the Electronic Residency Application Service. USMLE and/or COMLEX scores must be released to ERAS. Our program plans to release our application in September 2018. To receive notice of the exact date of the release of our application please email THMEP@tmcaz.com with your full name, email, phone number and address.