Message from the program director

To Prospective Residents,

As you prepare to take the next step on your journey to becoming a family physician, you have much to consider.  Your path will include professional growth and development, a passion to make a difference in your unique way, and the need to maintain personal balance.  Here at the University of Arizona Family Medicine Residency, we have an over thirty year tradition of training family physicians to discover their unique paths and face the challenges of delivering high quality, compassionate health care based on scientific rigor and grounded in humanity.

We provide a solid foundation of ambulatory training, allowing residents take responsibility for caring for diverse patients of all ages with a broad range of acute problems, chronic disease with an emphasis on maternity, behavioral health and preventative care.  Our hospital based training takes advantage of working at both university and community based hospitals allowing us to offer the best of both worlds with a university program that has a community focus.  We combine our tradition of excellence in education with the freedom and flexibility to choose your own path and focus your training to best suit your goals. Our graduates practice in diverse geographic and clinical settings and we offer unique training opportunities in Integrative Medicine and Sports Medicine.

We believe we offer excellent preparation for practicing broad spectrum Family Medicine. We sincerely hope you will contact us and arrange a visit to experience our unique program which is situated in the beautiful southwest where we enjoy warm weather, breathtaking desert landscapes and close proximity to the border.  We would welcome the opportunity to introduce you to the talented, compassionate and diverse group of residents, faculty, and staff we have been fortunate to attract and have the privilege of working with.  We look forward to learning more about you, and helping you to discover your own path to becoming a Family Physician.

Best Wishes,

Jessie Pettit, MD
Program Director