While medical schools across the country saw a decline in applications this year, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson saw a significant increase and surpassed 7,200 applications for the first time in its nearly 50-year history.
The College received 7,216 applications for the 115 spots in the class of 2021, up nearly 12 percent from last year’s 6,458 applications for the class of 2020. This goes against the national trend, with the AAMC reporting a 3-percent decrease in applications across the country.
“This record year in applications reflects our year in research, in diversity, in faculty engagement and achievement, in our match rate and in the acceptance rate for the Class of 2020,” said UA College of Medicine – Tucson Dean Charles Cairns, MD. “It’s exciting to see this positive momentum continue as we attract the best possible students to serve the needs of the people of Arizona.”