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University of Arizona College of Medicine

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  Tanisha Price-Johnson, PhD
Application fee  $75
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  June 1 (Begins)
November 1 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 28 (Begins)
March 14 (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 2015-2016)  August

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.63
Oldest MCAT considered  2011
Median MCAT Scores  29 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
10 physical sciences
10 biological sciences
Q writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology physics
English behavioral science
organic chemistry demonstration of writing skills
inorganic (general) chemistry general chemistry

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 MBA degree
Combined college/M.D. program URL  http://

edical School Academics

Program Offerings

family medicine
internal medicine
rural medicine

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

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


Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.8:1
Full-time faculty  827
Part-time faculty  80
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  84
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  11
Full-time faculty in clinical program  743
Part-time faculty in clinical program  69

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $74.8
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  220
Principal investigators (PIs)  154
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  154

Teaching Hospitals

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

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

Four-year program curriculum

ArizonaMed curriculum consists of interdisciplinary blocks, with basic sciences integrated in case-based instruction and problem-based learning. Patient interaction begins in Yr-1 in professional learning communities or Societies, where each student is assigned to a small group, led by the same faculty mentor all four years. Distinction Tracks focus on special interests, e.g. integrative medicine.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  116
Step 1: Percent passing  97%
Step 1: Average score  226
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  116
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  98%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  233

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  N/A
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Number examined  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Number examined  N/A
Level 3: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Mean 2-digit score  N/A

Medical School Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  38
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $74.8
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $90.42

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  41
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.3
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  34.1%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.63
MCAT total score  29
Acceptance rate  4.8%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.8:1
Total medical school enrollment  466

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

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



Full-time: $28,686 (in-state)
Full-time: $47,861 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $1,003
Room and board  $12,760
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $146,992

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  93%
Students receiving loans  81%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  85%
Students receiving work study  0%



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