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, which offers more personalized faculty connection and lots of 1-on-1 time with faculty in the clinic and hospital setting.
  • 100% board pass rate.
  • A focus on wellness, which includes a culture of gratitude, allowing personal wellness days during ambulatory 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, integrated board review, and Knowledge Gaming. 
  • 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 our outreach program; and electives at the VA.
  • 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 - Holidays 2019
Holidays 2019


Internal medicine residents - MIM
Residents at MIM


  • Many perks, such as providing all residents with an iPad, a yearly academic fund to cover things like MKSAP or conference fees, a Presenter Fund for residents presenting at conferences, and the sunshine and amenities of being in Scottsdale, AZ!
  • The Lillian R. and James M. Reed Visiting Scholars Series at HonorHealth. Through the generosity of donors Mr. and Mrs. Reed, we have been able to host incredible events with nationally renowned physicians. Some of our visiting scholars have included Drs. Steven Cohn, Robert Centor, and Victor Montori.
  • 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 quality and patient safety, with Thompson Peak Medical Center 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.