About the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson

The College of Medicine courtyard

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson provides state-of-the-art programs of medical education, groundbreaking research opportunities, and leading-edge patient care. As Arizona’s only MD degree-granting college, the UA College of Medicine is proud to be a resource for the state and its people.

Founded on the campus of the University of Arizona in 1967, today the UA College of Medicine ranks among the top medical schools in the nation for research and primary care. From an initial class of just 32 students, the UA College of Medicine today has graduated more than 3,400 physicians. College of Medicine students, faculty, staff, and alumni today continue more than 45 years of service in advancing medical care and knowledge in Arizona—and around the world.

Mission

Advancing health and wellness through education, research and patient care.

About the Arizona Health Sciences Center

The UA College of Medicine is part of the Arizona Health Sciences Center (AHSC), an educational, research, and patient-care network including:

  • 5 University of Arizona Colleges (Medicine – Tucson, Medicine – Phoenix, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health)
  • 3 University of Arizona Medical Centers (University Campus, South Campus, and Diamond Children’s)
  • 23 centers and institutes dedicated to research and patient care

AHSC is centered around the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson, and on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix.