Pre-Medical Admissions Pathway (P-MAP)

Program Overview

The Pre-Medical Admissions Pathway (P-MAP) Program is a 12-month, full-time, intensive medical school preparation program designed for students who have experienced greater than average challenges in preparing to become competitive medical school applicants.  The program includes a Master of Science degree in Cellular & Molecular Medicine, professional and clinical development, and success seminars.  Those who successfully complete the program requirements will receive conditional admission to the UA College of Medicine-Tucson campus.

The P-MAP program provides an individualized approach through personalized plans focusing on three main areas:

  1. Educational Enrichment: Consisting of a combination of  graduate coursework and learning support.
  2. Professional Socialization: Development of professional skills that are expected of a physician, including mentorship, clinical experience, opportunities to give professional presentations and clinical medicine professional etiquette.
  3. Life Management: Training and coaching in financial and stress management, goal setting for medical school and beyond, and the transition to the medical school curriculum. P-MAP also provides access to confidential counseling services.

The purpose of the P-MAP curriculum is to facilitate the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are needed for students to be successful in medical school and to eventually become providers of high-quality healthcare for our communities.

Information Sessions

The office will be holding a number of information sessions in the spring to promote P-MAP and speak directly with students.  Please feel free to come and learn more about P-MAP and have your questions answered.