Undergraduate medical education

HonorHealth welcomes medical students, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to hone their specialty skills in an undergraduate elective or clerkship program. We are committed to providing a superior educational experience. We serve as a major clinical site for required clerkships in internal medicine, obstetrics-gynecology, pediatrics and surgery and offer many sub-specialty electives. Because our clerkship training sites are in various locations throughout metro Phoenix, students benefit from a diverse patient population and a broad spectrum of training.

Studying at HonorHealth provides you with many advantages:

  • Opportunities to see patients from all financial and cultural backgrounds in varied settings that include a tertiary care hospital, regional hospitals and ambulatory care centers
  • Opportunity to work with the residents and physicians who are enthusiastic about teaching
  • Exposure to a variety of conditions and diseases
  • Access to HonorHealth Libraries and computer facilities
  • Opportunity to attend a variety of teaching conferences, including grand rounds and small group learning
  • Guidance and mentoring in a multidisciplinary setting
  • Opportunities to participate in research programs

Your active participation in educational and clinical activities will enhance your clinical decision-making skills and the ability to work closely with residents, attending physicians, residency program directors and other allied health professionals.

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Affiliations and eligibility

HonorHealth, which is affiliated with University Of Arizona College Of Medicine-Phoenix, Midwestern University and A.T. Still University, provides undergraduate medical education rotations to students of affiliated schools for core and elective third-year rotations. All rotations are scheduled through the Academic Affairs department.

Fourth-year rotations may be scheduled based on the availability of educational opportunities within HonorHealth's residency programs and at the discretion of the residency program director. HonorHealth does not offer rotations to students from medical schools outside the United States.

Application process

Applications must be approved by the Academic Affairs department, no later than 30 days in advance of the requested rotation. Along with your application, you must submit:

  • Letter of good standing.
  • Certificate of liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000/$3,000,000.
  • Immunizations – MMR, Hepatitis B, Varicella, Tetanus (within the last 10 years, TB (within 1 year of rotation date).
  • Proof of health insurance.
  • Verification of HIPAA training, which may be included in the letter of good standing.
  • Copy of student identification card, passport or state-issued identification.
  • USMLE/COMLEX scores – Fourth year students and students from foreign medical schools.
  • Urine and drug screen – If the appropriate screening has been done by the school, this can be noted in the letter of good standing. If the school cannot verify that a satisfactory screening was performed, applicants must complete a screening at an approved location. There is a $30-$60 fee dependent upon the location that is the applicant's responsibility.
  • Department of Public Service level one fingerprint card – A valid fingerprint card will be accepted in lieu of a background check.

Medical students and residency programs

HonorHealth supports third- and fourth-year medical students enrolled in Liaison Committee on Medical Education and American Osteopathic Assocaition-accredited and affiliated educational programs. Supervised, hands-on rotations, based on availability, with access to didactic lectures, library services and research are available.

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Contact: HonorHealth Academic Affairs
Undergraduate Medical Education
Attention: Carol Mayer, academic project coordinator
20201 N. Scottsdale Healthcare Drive, Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Fax: 480-324-7417
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