Internal Medicine/Pediatrics at Banner Good Samaritan
Combined programs in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics are four-year residency programs that contain the core elements of training in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. The goal of the combined program is to train physicians to be fully capable of caring for the spectrum of illnesses that affect newborns, children, adolescents and adults.
Residents who complete the four-year curriculum are eligible for board certification in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Most physicians who complete the combined training experience join primary care physician. Some graduates choose to work in Emergency Centers or in Urgent Care Facilities. Others choose to pursue subspecialty training in fields that include the care of both children and adults. As a result of recent restructuring of many medical practices, there are many positions now available for Medicine/Pediatrics graduates to work as full-time hospitalists, providing in-hospital care for a wide variety of patient groups.