The College of Medicine at University of Arizona

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

Must be U.S citizens/Permanent Residents. Academic record, MCAT performance, personal statement/sec. app., interviews, recommendation letters carefully reviewed for intellectual and leadership abilities, integrity, maturity, altruism, motivation, communication skills, humility, and synchronicity with institutional mission of dedication to inclusive excellence in teaching, service, research.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions T.Price-Johnson,Tucson/T.Cunningham,Phoenix
Application fee $75
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
November 1 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification December 15 (Begins)
July 15 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 2
Deferred entrance available Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due N/A
Early decision plan offered No
Early decision application period N/A
Early decision plan notification date N/A
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

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MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores N/A
Required undergraduate coursework
biology/zoology
English
organic chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry
physics

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H.
Combined college/M.D. program offered No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL http:/​/​http:/​/​medicine.​arizona.​edu/​dual_degrees

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics women’s health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum? Frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice? Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Services
expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.8:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 1,158
Part-time faculty 48
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 120
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 5
Full-time faculty in clinical program 1,038
Part-time faculty in clinical program 43

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals N/A
Principal investigators (PIs) N/A
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants N/A

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Hospitals
Barrow Neurological Institute Tucson Medical Center
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center University of Arizona Medical Center
Maricopa Integrated Health Systems
Mayo Clinic – Scottsdale South Campus
Phoenix Baptist Hospital and Medical Center University of Arizona Medical Center
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Scottsdale Healthcare University Campus
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System Veterans Affairs Medical Center
St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The University of Arizona College of Medicine has two full, four-year campuses: the original campus in Tucson and our newer campus in Phoenix*. Both provide state-of-the-art, fully integrated, organ-system-based curricula in the first two years and a unified clinical curriculum in the third and fourth years.
*Phoenix: Dr. Stuart Flynn, Dean; Tara Cunningham, Director of Admissions

Medical School Ranking

#78 Best Research
#57 Best Primary Care

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#14 in Family medicine

Research Ranking Scores

Score 35
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.0
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.2
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 59
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.3
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 41.5% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA N/A
MCAT composite score N/A
Acceptance rate N/A
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.8:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 657

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 657
In-state students 92.7%
Minority students 32.1%
Underrepresented minority students 11.9%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students N/A
Undergraduate major N/A

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Yolanda Carrasco
Financial aid phone (520) 626-7145

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $26,690 (in-state)
Full-time: $44,532 (out-of-state)
Required fees $934
Room and board $11,710
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $128,234

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 92%
Students receiving loans 84%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 81%
Students receiving work study 0%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology psychiatry
emergency medicine radiology – diagnostic
family practice surgery – general
internal medicine transitional year
pediatrics

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 41.5% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 45.8%