Abrazo Central Family Medicine Residency


The Abrazo Central Family Medicine Residency educates those interested in family, community and preventative medicine to have the skills to work anywhere, in any setting, and trains residents in the skills needed to successfully manage a practice. Our focus is training residents for comprehensive service in rural and urban underserved areas.

Why Abrazo Central Family Medicine?

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

Abrazo Central Family Medicine Residency Program:

  • Is affiliated with the University of Arizona College of Medicine so we provide research opportunities and advanced technologies for our residents
  • Has been educating family physicians since 1978 (formally as Phoenix Baptist Family Medicine Residency Program)
  • Exposes residents to all areas of medicine, including practice management education with a focus on billing and coding ethics
  • Provides quality patient-centered, evidence-based care
  • Fosters residents becoming an integral part of their surrounding community
  • Allows residents to serve as active members of the hospital medical staff

We offer:

  • Academics & research
  • Obstetrics with C-section training
  • Procedural training
  • Sports medicine
  • Geriatrics​
  • Practice management
  • Rural training
  • Refugee Family Clinic
  • Underserved urban and rural training
  • Resident run free clinic

Unique qualities about training at Abrazo Central Family Medicine Residency Program: 

  • Unopposed Family Medicine training for inpatient ​and OB care at Abrazo Central Campus
  • External rotations at nearby tertiary care hospitals (Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Maricopa Integrated Health Systems, St Josephs’/Dignity Healthcare Hospital)
  • Protected time for didactic conferences and bi-monthly procedure and specialty clinics
  • Twenty weeks of elective time across PGY2 and PGY3 years, including options for Native American reservation, national and international 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, obstetric, hospital and emergency medicine
  • Sports medicine opportunities including physicals and healthcare for high school and professional athletes with community team physicians 
  • Electronic medical records in the clinic and hospital
  • Paid online library and subscriptions to UpToDate® , DynaMed® and Challenger Board Prep®.
  • Monetary allowance toward medical education conferences, laptops, book purchases and medical education conferences.
  • Paid expenses for presenting and/or representing Abrazo Central Family Medicine Residency Program at national conferences.


Learn about Abrazo Central Family Medicine Residency faculty and residents.


See all of the hospitals that we partner with as part of our program.


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Salary & Benefits

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Application Process

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Medical Student Rotations

We offer 3 options for professionals specializing in Family Medicine.

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