Rural Track Program – Payson, AZ

Unique Features

  • Sponsorship: Our program is proudly sponsored by the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and Banner University Medical Center.
  • Comprehensive Training: High-volume rotations ensure solid foundations in obstetrics, internal medicine, and ICU (adult, NICU, and PICU).
  • Full Spectrum Family Medicine: You’ll gain expertise in emergency medicine, surgical assisting, stabilization, and transportation.
  • Busy Emergency Department: At Banner Payson Medical Center, a critical access hospital, we serve the 15,000 residents of Payson and surrounding tribes and towns.
  • Obstetrics Competency: Graduates leave competent to practice obstetrics.
  • Fellowship Opportunities: After residency, explore fellowship training options.
  • Mountain Charm: Our Arizona mountain town offers a truly unique experience.

Join us in shaping the future of family medicine! All 3 years in Payson, with some high volume rotations in Phoenix. Unopposed, community-based, RHC. Busy ED, open ICU. Many specialists available in town and teaching. Longitudinal curriculum. Prenatal and OB competency with an opportunity for fellowship training.

Additional Information

Located just 90 minutes northeast of Phoenix, our program nestles amidst the largest stand of Ponderosa pine in the United States. The scenic drive from the Sonoran Desert up to Payson, the gateway to the Tonto National Forest, is nothing short of spectacular. Payson is host to the world’s oldest and continuous rodeo, having held a professional rodeo every year since 1884. Hiking, mountain biking, boating, kayaking abound and skiing is nearby. Visit