Why choose the HonorHealth Internal Medicine Residency Program?

The HonorHealth Internal Medicine Residency Program has many unique features that make for an amazing training experience. Our program offers:

  • A smaller size (24 residents in total; 6 categorical residents per year; 6 preliminary residents per year), which offers more personalized faculty connection and lots of 1-on-1 time with faculty in the clinic and hospital setting.
  • A focus on wellness, which includes a culture of gratitude, allowing personal wellness days during ambulatory/elective rotations, and resident wellness retreats/activities throughout the year. HonorHealth also offers many services to support resident wellness.
  • Innovative didactics, which include case-based discussions, simulation, Academic Half Day, Journal Club, Great Debates, dedicated board review, inpatient and ambulatory morning report, Medical Escape Rooms and Knowledge Gaming.
  • Several in-house fellowships including:
    • Gastroenterology
    • General Cardiology
      • Electrophysiology
      • Invasive Cardiology
    • Addiction Medicine
    • Geriatrics
    • Clinical Informatics
    • Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Emphasis on scholarly activity, with dedicated protected time throughout the year for advancing scientific knowledge through research or quality improvement activities, including individualized project mentoring.
  • Diverse clinical experiences, ranging from inpatient hospital medicine at Thompson Peak Medical Center; Intensive Care experience at Shea Medical Center; geriatrics at Mayo Clinic; outpatient experiences with both HonorHealth’s internal medicine residency clinic and private subspecialty clinics; and electives at the VA.
  • 94% board pass rate
  • A commitment to continuous programmatic quality improvement, where we are constantly soliciting feedback from residents and faculty to brainstorm how we can improve the educational experience. For example, our residents wanted more inpatient time as seniors, so we created a more autonomous hospitalist elective for senior residents where they will work 1-on-1 with a hospitalist.
Internal Medicine residents taking a quick break
Internal Medicine residents on a camping trip together
  • Many perks, such as providing all residents with a yearly academic fund to cover things like MKSAP or conference presentations, wellness days, free parking, mileage reimbursement, and the sunshine and amenities of being in Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Handheld Butterfly Ultrasound probes available for Point-of-Care use on the wards.
  • A flexible schedule that combines a good mix and spread of outpatient and inpatient rotations to minimize multiple months of call in a row. We have a night float system, so none of our rotations require 24-hour call.
  • Engaged and expert librarians who help answer clinical questions in real time, act as resources for resident scholarly work, and curate the latest evidence and educational resources specific to internal medicine.
  • Access to ResQIPS (Research, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety), which links residents to research and QI experts who can help guide scholarly work and vet projects. 
  • An organization committed to health equity, and quality and patient safety, with Thompson Peak Medical Center placing #3 on Forbes/IBM Watson’s Top Teaching Hospitals of 2021 List, earning extremely high patient satisfaction scores, a CMS 4-star rating, Leapfrog safety grade A and Magnet Designation. HonorHealth is a place you are proud to work.
Internal Medicine residents - Doctor's Dilemma 2022 event