Application Process

Step 1: Prepare supporting documents

  • Request unofficial transcripts for all colleges and universities you have attended.  The unofficial copies will be uploaded to the P-MAP program’s online application portal and will be used for the initial evaluation to be considered for the program. If you are invited to interview, the Office of Admissions will ask you to submit an official transcript at that time. The official copies should then be mailed directly to the UA College of Medicine Admissions Office (P.O. Box 245075, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Room 2108, Tucson, AZ 85724).
  • Request three professional letters of recommendation.  Provide your recommenders’ contact information i.e., name, address, phone, and email when you complete the application and questionnaire mentioned in Step 2.

Step 2: Complete the UA Graduate Admissions Application and select the "Cellular & Molecular Medicine-Medical Track" as your degree program. 

Step 3: Pay $85.00 application fee and submit application.

All applications must be submitted before Friday, September 1, 2017 (12:00 p.m. AZ).  Late applications will not be accepted.

Step 4: Participate in the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)

  • P-MAP applicants participate in the same MMI process as our MD applicants.
  • After initial review of applications, some applicants will be invited to participate in the MMI process in early November. 

Step 5: Full File, Holistic Review

If you advanced to the interview stage, your application will now be reviewed by the College of Medicine Admissions Committee and the Cellular and Molecular Medicine faculty.

The College of Medicine - Tucson is a national leader in developing and using holistic review in its admissions decisions.  All P-MAP applicants receive the same review as UACOM MD applicants. 

Note: The P-MAP application process differs from the medical school admissions process in that it is cumulative.  Reviews begin after the application period has ended, so there is no advantage or disadvantage based on the time your application is submitted.