Our Family & Community Medicine Residency program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and is the only residency program currently offered at Yuma Regional Medical Center. The program is led by a full-time, community-based faculty that has received national recognition. Throughout your residency at Yuma Regional Medical Center, you will find a caring, supportive teaching atmosphere and a collegial spirit that will enable you to form long-lasting relationships.
Residency Program Details
Throughout the three-year program, four hours are dedicated each week to core Family Medicine lectures, conferences and workshops. Residents also receive four months of elective time to give them the flexibility to gain concentrated experience in a specific area of interest such as sports medicine, women’s health, medical research, skin and wound care, pain management, border health, allergies and immunology, palliative medicine, medical informatics or sleep medicine. Orientation takes place in July for first-year residents. All residents receive four weeks of paid vacation, and those competing their Post Graduate Years (PGY) 2 and 3 receive five paid Continuing Medical Education (CME) days each year.
To be eligible for the Family & Community Medicine Residency program at Yuma Regional Medical Center, all applicants must meet the requirements described in the Resident Appointment Eligibility and Selection Policy.
All applications are processed and evaluated through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) beginning in September of each year. In addition, Yuma Regional Medical Center participates in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP), and strictly abides by NRMP policies.
Interviews are conducted during the months of October, November, December and January of each year. The Family & Community Medicine Residency program at Yuma Regional Medical Center accepts six PGY1 positions annually.
PLEASE NOTE: APPLICANTS GRADUATING BEFORE 2012 ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE PROGRAM AND WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THE PGY-1 CLASS ENTERING JULY 1, 2017.
We understand how important it is for you to choose the right medical residency program for your career goals. Our dedicated team in the Graduate Medical Education office is always available to answer any questions you may have. Please call us at 928-336-1290 and we’ll be glad to assist you.