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The Phoenix Integrated Surgical Resident training program is primarily housed within Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center and Phoenix VA Integrated Health Care System, the two integrated hospitals of the program. To complement their training, residents gain additional expertise by rotations at 5 other affiliated institutions: Banner Desert, Banner Estrella, Banner Gateway, Phoenix Children's Hospital, and the Alaskan Native Medical Center. The program has a close affiliation with the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix, Phoenix's only allopathic medical school.

Representing the parent administrative and teaching facility, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center is a full-service quaternary care hospital located in downtown Phoenix. In addition to extensive outpatient facilities, there are over 600 inpatient beds to provide an opportunity for residents to participate in the care of patients with a myriad of surgical disease entities under the rubrics of general surgery and the specialties, including (to name a few): trauma and emergency surgery, advanced laparoscopy, hepato-biliary and pancreatic surgery, colon and rectal surgery, surgical endocrinology, transplantation, oncology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, surgical critical care and vascular/endovascular surgery.

The second integrated hospital, located a few miles up the road, is the Phoenix VA Integrated Health Care System. With more than 450 inpatient beds and an extensive outpatient system linked by a state-of-art informatics system, this facility provides house officers with additional opportunities to hone their clinical skills in general surgery and a variety of additional subspecialties.

Beyond these opportunities, house officers spend a considerable amount of their training at the affiliated institutions during the middle years of their training. Another central Phoenix facility, Phoenix Children's Hospital, provides residents with their primary experience in management of age-specific congenital and acquired surgical diseases. A short drive to the west brings you to Banner Estrella, where there exists a contemporary general surgery practice opportunity in which our residents participate in a mentorship style experience. Heading eastward brings you to Banner Gateway which, in a few short years since it's opening, has provided our residents with an enormous opportunity to hone their skills in advanced (single incision) laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. Banner Gateway is also home to the full service Banner MDAnderson Cancer Center, a collaborative partnership between Banner Health and M.D. Anderson in Houston. Finally, a short distance away and also in Phoenix's East Valley Banner Desert Medical Center, a burgeoning medical center that exposes house officers to a large private practice opportunity in contemporary general, oncologic, and pediatric surgery. Finally, residents spend two month rotations during their first, second and fourth year at the Alaska Native Medical Center where they receive a phenomenal and unique opportunity to provide "general" general surgery to a predominantly rural population. Travel and housing expenses are supported for each resident to work with a dedicated group of volunteer faculty surgeons (most are graduates of our program) who provide inpatient and outpatient services at a modern 200-bed facility located in Anchorage.

Consistent with the academic goals of the program, many of the program's surgical faculty have academic appointments with the University of Arizona - Phoenix College of Medicine. The College is Phoenix's only allopathic medical school and one of the newest in the country. Academic opportunities abound for surgery residents to pursue research and other activities in collaboration with the College. Exciting and wonderful things are happening at the University of Arizona - Phoenix College of Medicine and the Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency program is collaborating to make the College's future great.

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Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency
Banner University Medical Center - Phoenix Campus
925 East McDowell Road, Second Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85006

phone: 602.839.3339 | fax: 602.839.3300