Education

MD Program

Looking for information about our Phoenix campus? Students admitted prior to 2013 take the same ArizonaMed curriculum as students on our Tucson campus. See Phoenix-specific courses and block schedules here.

If you were admitted to the College of Medicine – Phoenix in 2013 or later, find your curricular information here.

The MD program at the College of Medicine – Tucson is designed to train highly-skilled physicians dedicated to improving patient care and advancing the state of medical knowledge.

Students at the College of Medicine – Tucson graduate with the skills to succeed in modern medicine. In addition to diagnosing, treating and preventing disease, our students:

  • Solve problems
  • Work with patients
  • Pose and pursue research questions
  • Follow the latest scientific literature
  • Apply new knowledge to practice
  • Participate in professional discourse
  • Engage with the social, ethical and economic challenges facing modern health care

Curriculum

Our progressive curriculum takes a holistic view of the body and of medical knowledge. Clinical training begins early in the educational program, and basic science lessons continue during the clinical years. Elective courses give students new perspectives and experiences, and let them reflect on what they have learned previously.

Learn more about our curriculum:

Phoenix campus curricula

Students admitted in 2013 and beyond

In June 2012, the College of Medicine – Phoenix was granted preliminary accreditation status by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) as a separate medical school. The new curriculum covered by this separate accreditation is featured on the College of Medicine – Phoenix website.

Students admitted prior to 2013

Students accepted to the College of Medicine – Phoenix prior to 2013 retain equal priority to all students on the Phoenix campus. Their curriculum is accredited through a joint LCME accreditation granted to the combined Tucson and Phoenix campuses.

Find information about this original Phoenix campus curriculum here.

Resources for Education

The block schedule and academic calendar for students in years 1, 2, 3 and 4.

The block schedule and academic calendar for students in years 1, 2, 3 and 4. In list (table) form.

The block schedule and academic calendar for students in years 1, 2, 3 and 4.

The block schedule and academic calendar for students in years 1, 2, 3 and 4. In list (table) form.

The ArizonaMed curriculum Block Directors and Coordinators for Tucson campus, 2013-2014.

Clerkship Directors and Coordinators for Tucson campus, 2016-2017.

This Evaluation Plan details the procedures and process for the evaluation of the undergraduate medical education curriculum. 

List of clerkship sites for Phoenix-campus students, published by the Department of Family and Community Medicine.

The schedule for retake and remediation of Year I and Year II blocks and exams, 2016-17.

See also the relevant policy.

Sample diagram of the Phoenix campus curriculum for students admitted prior to 2013.

The ArizonaMed curricular Thread Directors for the College of Medicine – Tucson, 2014-15.