Since 2007, medical students interested in the University of Arizona College of Medicine have been able to choose between two outstanding campuses:
- The UA College of Medicine – Tucson, the cornerstone of the Arizona Health Sciences Center at the University of Arizona.
- The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, located at the nexus of the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus.
Each campus provides students with an outstanding medical education founded on an institutional commitment to patient care, research, medical knowledge, professionalism, and service.
The Tucson campus of the University of Arizona College of Medicine has been educating talented and dedicated medical students since 1967. The College of Medicine – Tucson forms the cornerstone of the Arizona Health Sciences Center (AHSC), a network of health-related organizations that also includes the College’s attached teaching hospital, The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus.
In addition to a four-year MD degree-granting program, the College of Medicine – Tucson offers dual-degree MD/PhD, MD/MPH, and MD/MBA programs.
Students at the Tucson campus benefit from the proximity of 19 academic and clinical departments, and more than a dozen clinical and research centers committed to research and patient care. Numerous educational and community outreach programs help to foster a culture of professionalism and service.
Other nearby AHSC institutions include the UA Colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy, the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, and the University of Arizona Medical Center – South Campus. The Tucson campus also has partnerships with the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care System, and with numerous clinics throughout the city of Tucson and the state.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine — Phoenix began offering a full four-year medical education program in 2007. The College of Medicine – Phoenix received Preliminary Accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) in 2012, and recruitment and admissions processes for the two Colleges are now independent.
Located on the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix features numerous state-of-the-art educational innovations, including a multimodal medical simulation center, extensive classroom technology, and a 268,000 square-foot Health Sciences Education Building, designed to facilitate collaboration between health care professionals (and students) in different fields.
The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix currently accepts 48 highly-qualified students per class, and will eventually graduate 120 physicians each year.