Abrazo Family Medicine Residency


A family of residents, faculty, and staff that works collaboratively to serve the community that needs us the most.


For those with a calling to heal, we provide the skills to care for anyone, anywhere, at anytime.


  • Unparalleled training
  • Strong procedural skills
  • Excellence in quality improvement
  • Foundation in evidence based medicine
  • Grassroots innovation

Why Abrazo Family Medicine Residency?

Our residency program offers full-spectrum family medicine training. 
We believe that the family physician is the foundation of any healthcare system. 
We provide increased access to high-quality healthcare for our surrounding Phoenix neighborhoods and communities.
We value collaboration, integrity, accountability, respect, humility, and compassionate service.

Abrazo Family Medicine Residency Program:

  • Is affiliated with the University of Arizona College of Medicine and Midwestern University allowing us to provide research opportunities and advanced technologies for our residents
  • Has been educating family physicians since 1978 (formerly as Phoenix Baptist Family Medicine Residency Program)
  • Exposes residents to all areas of medicine, including practice management education with a focus on billing
  • Provides quality patient-centered, evidence-based care
  • Affords opportunities for community outreach
  • Allows residents to serve as active members of hospital committees

We offer:

  • Academics & research
  • Obstetrics
  • Hands-on procedural training
  • Healthcare disparities education
  • Balint group
  • Behavioral medicine training
  • Sports medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Practice management
  • Rural exposure
  • Underserved urban and rural training
  • OMT training
  • Wellness curriculum
  • SIM Lab
  • Scholarly Activity

Unique qualities about training at Abrazo Family Medicine Residency Program: 

  • Family Medicine training at Abrazo Central Campus
  • External rotations at nearby tertiary care hospitals (Phoenix Children’s Hospital, St Josephs’/Dignity Healthcare Hospital)
  • Opportunities for Specialty Track training in: Hospitalist Medicine, Maternal Child Health and Sports Medicine training
  • Protected time for didactic conferences
  • Integrative Medicine curriculum through the University of Arizona
  • Ample elective time across PGY2 and PGY3 years, including options for local and regional rotations
  • Training for residents who plan to work with accountable care organizations
  • Service to a  diverse patient population with regards to education, ethnicity/culture  and socio-economic status
  • Procedural training in outpatient, inpatient, obstetric, and emergency medicine
  • Sports medicine opportunities including physicals and healthcare for high school and professional athletes with community  physicians 
  • Electronic medical records in the clinic and hospital (Epic and Cerner, respectively)
  • Free online access to library services and medical reference subscriptions
  • Monetary allowance toward medical education conferences, laptops and book purchases.
  • Allowance for presenting research and/or representing Abrazo Family Medicine Residency Program at national conferences.

Questions about the Abrazo Family Medicine Residency Program?

If you have questions about the Abrazo Family Medicine Residency Program, please contact our Residency Coordinator.