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Residency Pathway Program Paid Mentoring - PGY3 Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Resident - Prim

Tucson, Arizona
Posted Date
May 28, 2024

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Graduate Training / Residency
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Optum, AZ believes the Primary Care Physician is the foundation of every highly functioning and affordable healthcare delivery team. Therefore, Optum, AZ supports the training of future primary care physicians with the Pathway Program. Optum, AZ will provide financial and educational support while engaging in a mentoring relationship with residents during their final year of training. This early commitment reflects the value Optum, AZ places on each primary care physician always with a commitment to bringing and retaining top PCP's.

By being a Residency Pathway Physician in their final year of training residents are able to complete their training with added financial and mentoring support. Having made a commitment to practice group and location, a career search will not distract from the third year of training. The commitment and dedication of the Pathway Physician to their education and residency program is the first priority. The Residency Pathway Program is meant to enhance the final year of the residency experience while helping the training physician develop an added skill set to maximize success as the transition from residency to private practice.

Early commitment through the Residency Pathway Program allows the physician to enhance their work life balance during their last year of residency.

The purpose of the Physician Pathway Program is to share a mutual commitment between Optum, AZ and residents to prepare both parties for mutual success.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Understand the Culture and Values of Optum, AZ
  • Learn about Value Based Care and the way it is implemented at Optum, AZ
  • Get to know Optum, AZ Providers and Staff
  • Mentoring by Optum, AZ Physicians
  • Opportunity to do elective rotation with Optum, AZ
  • Introduction to Patient Engagement
  • Practicing Excellence Curriculum
Common Characteristics:
  • Want to be part of a team based model clinic
  • Want to make an early commitment, to enjoy, focus, and maximize the last year of training
  • As delivery and science of medicine continues to evolve; The Pathway Physician will be joining an organization that strives to be a leader in this evolution
  • Be part of a patient centered, physician led health care organizations
  • Pathway Physicians are Leaders and desire to have an opportunity to develop and implement leadership with their patients, their team, and in areas of influence
  • Passion for medicine and a desire to provide exceptional patient care
Be part of a company that strive to embrace and promote the 5 Cultural pillars: Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation, Performance

Required Qualifications:
  • MD/DO Degree
  • Be in an accredited residency program
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.


As the largest network of medical groups in the country, Optum serves patients from coast to coast. Our more than 80,000 aligned physicians and advanced practice clinicians are working together to improve health care through:

Caring: We provide stability, flexibility and other resources that help you be your best.

Connecting: Harness the power of our national reach to make an impact on your community. Collaborate with our expansive network of fellow clinicians to discover new ways to deliver care.

Growing together: Get the resources you need to better serve your patients — and your career. No matter what direction you want, your career path at Optum is limitless.

Optum is a truly remarkable place to practice medicine.

Join the thousands of physicians who are
Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

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