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Location

University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson campus
1501 N. Campbell Avenue | PO Box 245017 | Tucson, Arizona 85724

University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix campus
550 E. Van Buren Street | PO box 210023 | Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Contacts

Website: http://medicine.arizona.edu/
Phone: 520-626-6214
Admissions e-mail: medadmissions@ahsc.arizona.edu

Program Information

  • Medical Doctor (MD)
    • 4 years in length
    • First and second year: blocks of coursework outlined by various biological systems and other advanced topics
    • Third and fourth year: Clerkships and elective experience

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  • Joint programs are also available and listed below:
    • MD-MPH - for more information click here
    • MD-MBA - for more information, click here
    • MD-PhD - for more information, click here

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Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • All applicants must expect to receive a bachelor's degree before expected matriculation date.
  • No major is preferred
    • Applicants educated outside of the United States, must have completed at least 2 full years of study in an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada prior to application.

Required Courses

  • Regardless of undergraduate major, all applicants must have completed the following prerequisites prior to the first day of medical school:
    • General Biology (2 semesters or 3 quarters); labs recommended
    • General Chemistry (2 semesters or 3 quarters); labs recommended
    • Organic Chemistry (2 semesters or 3 quarters); labs recommended
    • Physics (2 semesters or 3 quarters); labs recommended
    • English (2 semesters or 3 quarters)
  • Recommended Courses
    • Behavioral and Social Science (2 semester or 3 quarters)
    • College Mathematics/Statistics (2 semester or 3 quarters)
    • Microbiology/Immunology (1 semester or 2 quarters)
    • Second Language (conversational proficiency)
  • All required courses must be completed at an accredited university or college in Canada or the United States, regardless of prior completion.

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GPA

  • Required courses for admissions must be completed with a grade of "C"
  • Required courses can not be assessed using pass or fail; must receive a letter grade.

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Standardized Test

  • Minimum MCAT score: 498
  • Test must have been written within 3 years of application deadline
    • The September 9th administration is the last exam in 2017 that will be considered for admission in 2018
    • The oldest exams accepted are those from June 2015, thus only the new version of the MCAT is accepted.
    • The highest MCAT score that is received within the past three years will be assessed, however all MCAT scores will be considered.

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Supporting Documents

  • Primary Application (AMCAS)
  • At least three letters of Recommendation
    • One letter from a physician or clinical supervisor and 2 letters from other professionals
    • One letter from a physician or clinical supervisor and 1 letter packet/committee packet
    • Letter from the employer is extremely important
  • Supplemental Application
    • Information about background and motivation for pursuing an MD degree
    • non-refundable $85 fee

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Interview

  • The interview style is Multiple Mini-Interviews (MMI)
    • The applicants rotate between a series of timed mini-interviews or stations in which you will meet individually with an interviewer in a small quiet enclosed room/area.
    • You will interact with each interviewer for seven minutes and then a two minute break between each of the stations.
    • Before each station you will get a prompt or a scenario to think about for two minutes before you enter the room and the interview takes place.
    • Lasts approximately 90 minutes.
  • When: The interviews take place between September 2017 and February 2018
  • The interview day consists of:
    • Visiting Day of the campus
    • Several opportunities to meet current students, faculty and leadership, as well as curricular and extra-curricular information
    • Multiple mini-interviews (MMI)
  • Typical questions or scenarios that focus on critical thinking skills, communication skills, and ethical decision making

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Application Process

Timeline

  • AMCAS application becomes available: May 2, 2017
  • AMCAS submission opens: June 1st, 2017
  • Last MCAT exam available for submission cycle: September 9th, 2017
  • AMCAS application deadline: November 1, 2017
  • Secondary Application deadline (Priority Deadline): November 1, 2017
  • Secondary Application deadline (Deadline) with recommendation letters: December 1, 2017
  • Multi-Mini Interviews: August 2017-February 2018
  • Final decisions will be communicated on a rolling basis between November 2017 through April 2018
  • Rejection and wait list notices sent via email: April 2018
  • Orientation begins: July 2018
  • Classes commence: July 2018

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Tuition 2017-2018

  • Tuition per year:
    • Resident: US$31,626
    • Non-resident: US$53,300
  • Total Cost per year (including tuition, books/supplies, computer fees, loans, and medical insurance):
    • Resident: US$37,736
    • Non-resident: US$58,410

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