Graduate Medical Education


Our Residents represent the top medical graduates of some of the finest medical schools across the county. Their varied ethnic backgrounds add to the cultural diversity of the institution, its patients and employees.

We welcome you interest in graduate medical education at MIHS.  For general a general overview on Graduate Medical Education at Maricopa Medical Center please contact Toni Washington at:  For information specific to one of our residency programs please select the program name below.

Residency Training Programs

Vice President of Academic Affairs
Michael Grossman, MD, MACP
Telephone: (602) 344-5366

Residency Programs 

All of the Maricopa Integrated Health System residencies offer unique opportunities for learning during their program years. All programs offer opportunities for 4th year medical school rotations, scheduled personal interview times, and participation in the NRMP. 

Child Psychiatry - The program offers a comprehensive training in child and adolescent psychiatry. The program includes rotations at a variety of settings, providing a balanced clinical training experience. Rotations include inpatient, outpatient, and residential settings, and specialty clinics. Trainees receive ongoing individual supervision, in addition to rotation-specific supervision.

Emergency Medicine - Maricopa Medical Center is the busiest trauma center in the Phoenix area. Residents are exposed to a wide variety of trauma, as well as routine emergency medicine. To broaden the experience, residents also rotate to other Emergency Departments in Valley hospitals to learn about emergency medicine in private hospital settings. 

Internal Medicine - Approximately seventy-five percent of the graduates of this program enter general internal medicine. The program is ideally designed to train a well-rounded, competent internist to care for patients in the hospital as well as the ambulatory clinic. Approximately forty percent of training takes place in the ambulatory setting. The program offers a diverse exposure to medicine in family health care centers where residents experience continuity of care. Other features of the program are the rotations at Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, which enable residents to learn about medical care in a large private clinic. Opportunities are also available for residents to take electives at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. 

Obstetrics/Gynecology - This program is sponsored by Maricopa Medical Center, but is integrated with St. Joseph's Hospital thereby offering the experiential benefits of both a public and private hospital setting. The new labor and delivery suite and women's care center provide facilities for caring for a growing patient population. Residents also rotate through other private hospitals in the Phoenix area. 

Pediatrics - This program is integrated with Phoenix Children's Hospital and Banner Good Samaritan. The program features a strong ambulatory component, as well as an outstanding psycho-social curriculum. Residents rotate through school health clinics and other community settings. 

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle - Postgraduate training in podiatric medicine and surgery at Maricopa Health System provides the challenges you might be looking for. Very few podiatrists ever get the opportunity to work at a level one trauma and burn facility. 

Psychiatry - The Psychiatry program provides residents with individualized and progressive responsibilities to treat patients in acute and long-term settings. Affiliations with the Arizona State Hospital, the Regional Behavioral Health Authority and numerous community-based treatment settings allow the resident to gain a wide perspective on patient care while receiving extensive supervision in a broad range of classical and contemporary treatment modalities.

Radiology - The Department of Radiology is fully dedicated to resident growth and education. With the MIHS mission, To provide a full spectrum of high quality, wellness oriented healthcare in an organized, cost sensitive and customer oriented academic environment, in mind, our goal is to turn out competent, compassionate radiologist who will not only succeed on a professional level but also continue on as future educators.

Surgery - General surgery and surgical specialties currently use 132 beds at Maricopa Medical Center. We see a large caseload of Level I traumas, and our Burn Center serves as a tri-state regional Burn Center. Affiliations include the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, and Medical Center, and Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. These relationships provide our residents with a diverse patient population and a wide variety of preoperative, operative and postoperative experiences. 

Surgical Critical Care – Maricopa Medical Center hosts the only advanced training in surgical critical care in the valley. Residents care for critically-ill trauma, surgery, and surgical subspecialty patients in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and burn patients in the Arizona Burn Center. Additional training is received at the Mayo Clinic – Arizona Critical Car Unit where residents learn to care for patients with implantable cardiac devices and those that have received organ transplantation. Successful completion of the program allows the resident to become board-certified in surgical critical care.

Residency Benefits

2013 - 2014 Stipends:

  • PGY I: $49,644.02
  • PGY II: $51,385.69
  • PGY III: $53,762.16
  • PGY IV: $56,613.19
  • PGY V: $58,597.14
  • PGY VI: $60,972.08
  • PGY VII: $62,918.19

Available insurance for resident and dependents:

  • Health and dental 
  • Life 
  • Occurrence medical liability 
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • PGY I - II: 3 weeks (15 working  days) 
  • PGY III and above: 4 weeks (20 working days)
Additional benefits:
  • Meals provided when on shift at MIHS 
  • Counseling Services
  • Free parking 
  • Lab coats 
  • Resident Educational Book Fund 
Resident Contract & Application Policies
  • Sample MIHS Resident Physician Contract – Click here.
  • MIHS Policy #40201MT: Applicant Eligibility for Entry to MIHS – Click here.
  • MIHS Policy #40202MT: Applicant Selection – Click here.
  • MIHS Policy #40203MT: Sponsoring Visas – Click here.
  • MIHS Policy #40204MT: Notifications to Resident Applicants – Click here.
Additional Useful Information
What is ERAS?
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has developed ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service to transmit residency applications, Letters of Recommendation, Dean's Letters, transcripts, and other supporting documents to residency program directors via the Internet. ERAS is available to students and graduates of foreign medical schools through ECFMG, which serves as their designated Dean's Office.

Where can I get more information and an ERAS application kit?
  • Through your Medical School Dean's Office. 
  • Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) Website – Click here
  • For Foreign Medical Graduates, from ECFMG. Click here to find out more information about the ERAS system, or request an ERAS application kit. 
In addition to the information on MIHS programs you may access FREIDA Online, a database containing information on approximately 9,300 graduate medical education programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and 100 combined specialty programs.  To access FREIDA Online click here.

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