The University of Arizona Health Sciences


MD Program

MD Program Overview

The University of Arizona College of Medicine was founded in 1967 to educate physicians. Our four-year MD degree remains our flagship educational program.

Academic Departments

Our 19 basic science departments and clinical departments.

Active Learning Methods

The ArizonaMed curriculum incorporates several advanced models for adult education, including interactive lectures, case-based instruction and team learning.

Blocks & Clerkships

Taught on a trimester system, blocks integrate material from multiple basic sciences like anatomy and pathology into broader perspectives.

Distinction Tracks

Pursue interests in global health, integrative medicine or research. Encounter special clinical, academic and research opportunities.

Dual-degree MD Programs

Excel in the practice of medicine as well as related fields including business, public health and research.

Educational Program Objectives

Physicians who graduate from the College of Medicine – Tucson must have command of these foundational skills and abilities.


Choose electives that match your interests and educational track during all four years of medical school.

Societies Mentorship

Mentors in these student learning communities are some of our most distinguished clinician-educators.


Curricular "threads" are woven through multiple blocks throughout the ArizonaMed curriculum.