Graduate Medical Education
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center is the teaching flagship hospital of Banner Health, training about 300 physicians a year.
Affiliated with the University of Arizona College of Medicine, the Banner Good Samaritan residency program has played a critical role in supplying physicians to Arizona, including many physicians who have established practices right here in Arizona.
Many patient beds at Banner Good Samaritan are designated as "teaching beds" and are part of the hospital's teaching program. This means that the physician responsible for a patient's hospital care (a personal physician or a hospitalist) will include medical residents (training physicians) as part this care. These residents have completed their education and have received their medical degrees (MD or DO) from medical schools across the United States, and are now receiving comprehensive training in their chosen fields of specialty.
A resident physician or a group of resident physicians will work closely with these patients, their physicians, the nursing staff and other health professionals in planning, directing and providing patient care. These resident physicians staff the hospital on a 24-hour basis.
Fellowship programs following residency graduation for further training and board certification in sub-specialties include:
Primary Care Centers Associated with Medical Education:
- Behavioral Health (602) 839-6800
- Family Medicine Center (602) 839-4567
- Internal Medicine Center (602) 839-3927
- Women's Health Services Center (602) 839-4915