Transitional Year Program
The Transitional Program provides experience for twelve residents on Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Surgery and on elective services (many choices including Critical Care). During internal medicine rotations, transitional residents rotate through Tucson Medical Center, University Medical Center and the Southern Arizona VA Medical Center. The Surgery experience is at Tucson Medical Center, where each resident participates on the Surgery Service conducted by the University of Arizona-Tucson Hospitals Surgery Program. Residents have the opportunity to perform many minor operations in addition to participating in major procedures. All residents attend the surgical clinics and participate in the scheduled conferences and teaching rounds including both Surgical and Internal Medicine educational activities. One month of vacation is provided yearly.
Rotations include general surgery, internal medicine at TMC/VA/UofA, ambulatory surgery, critical care, ER, cardiology, and 3 months of electives. Electives include: anesthesiology, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, infectious Diseases, nephrology, neurology, obstetrics, ophthalmology, orthopedics outpatient, otorhinolaryngology, pediatrics inpatient/outpatient, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatry, pulmonary/ICU, radiology or neuroradiology, rheumatology, and others.
Internal Medicine Program
Although affiliated with the University of Arizona College of Medicine since 1971, THMEP independently sponsored its Categorical and Preliminary Internal Medicine Residency Programs from 1963 until 2003. On July 1, 2003, the Internal Medicine Residency Programs at THMEP and the University of Arizona merged, forming the University of Arizona-Tucson Hospitals Internal Medicine Residency Programs (UA-THIMRP). The Internal Medicine Residency Program includes a three-year Categorical Program of twenty-one residents per year, six or seven Preliminary year residents and an Internal Medicine/Neurology resident. Inpatient Internal Medicine rotations are conducted at Tucson Medical Center, University Medical Center and the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Medical Center, with dedicated medical Intensive Care and Cardiac Care Unit rotations at University Medical Center. Other UMC rotations include medical consultation service and electives. Other SAVAMC rotations include Anesthesia, Ambulatory Care, Emergency Medicine, medical consultation and electives. Other TMC and associated community rotations include Emergency Medicine, Minor Emergency Clinic/Specialty Clinics, Community Medicine and electives. For more detailed information please go the program's website at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center: University of Arizona-Tucson Hospitals Internal Medicine Residency Program.
General Surgery Program
The University of Arizona - Tucson Hospitals General Surgery Residency Program is an integrated program between THMEP and the University of Arizona and utilizes Tucson Medical Center, University Medical Center and St. Joseph's Hospital. Five years of training are provided with additional time available for research, if desired. THMEP transitional residents rotate on the surgical services at Tucson Medical Center. For more details of the surgical residency program consult the University of Arizona-Tucson Hospitals Surgical Residency brochure, which may be obtained by contacting the Department of Surgery, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ 85724. For more information on this program, please go to the website at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center: University of Arizona - Tucson Hospitals General Surgery Residency Program.