Medical Humanities ‘Will Make Me a Better Physician’

Tamara McBride entered the UA College of Medicine – Tucson in 2009, her heart set on a career in obstetrics and gynecology. Now just a few months away from her medical degree, McBride has had a change of heart. She wants to be a family physician.

Julianne Wilke Receives First Hurtado Scholarship

Jullianne Wilke will start her fourth and final year of medical school on July 1, firm in her goal of becoming a pediatric specialist – and relieved of the financial pressure of having to pay the tuition for her last three semesters of medical school.

Thought-Controlled Robotic Arm ‘Makes a Big Negative a Whole Lot Better’

Albert Chi, MD, was an undergraduate studying biomedical engineering when a motorcycle accident nearly cost him his left leg and foot. Hospitalized for a month, undergoing repeated surgeries, he was deeply impressed by his doctors’ compassion and skill.

Increasing Numbers of American Indian Physicians is Top Priority for Nicole Stern, MD

The number of Native American students entering medical school in the United States has been dropping almost steadily in recent years.

Class Notes, July 2013

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Greetings from Dean Goldschmid

I want to congratulate our newest alumni, the class of 2013! They are a bright, committed and diverse group of 109 new physicians: 64 women and 45 men, and by ethnicity, seven Hispanic students and two Native Americans.

Dr. Mitchell Cordover Serves at Antarctic Palmer Station

Mitchell Cordover, MD, claims his neighbors are seals and penguins, and he has the pictures to prove it. The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson alumnus is currently serving as the only physician at Palmer Station, Antarctica, for six months

Love in the Anatomy Lab: From Medical School Romance to Successful Life Partnerships

The UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s history is dotted with stories of couples whose relationships bloomed during long hours of training and study, and grew into lifetime partnerships.

Hurtado Scholarship Fund Will Honor Pediatricians Who Made a Difference

They were two pediatricians, dedicated to caring for the children of poor families. Grateful parents would pay with a chicken or a dozen fresh eggs.

110 Students Match to Residencies in College of Medicine – Tucson’s 32nd Match Day

After all her hard work, and all the anticipation, Evelinda Gonzales could not have been happier with the news she got on Match Day 2013.

Class Notes, March 2013

Tamra Whiteley Myers, MD, Class of 1978

Here is a family photo of myself, my husband, Mark, and my two kids, Lauren and Thomas. We are all UA alumni – Mark, MBA; Lauren BS in math and cell and molecular biology; Thomas in optical sciences!

Dr. Gilbert Gonzales Named Alumnus of the Year

As alumni of all ages returned to the University of Arizona for homecoming and reunion in November, each college had the opportunity to honor a graduate of their college.

Class Notes, December 2012

Danetta Bronnimann, MD, Class of 1981

It has been eight years since my transplant, and I am doing great! I am an administrator/moderator on the Books for Soldiers website (11 years) and a Mary Kay beauty consultant (four years).

Campus Collaboration to Benefit College of Medicine – Tucson

Cross-college collaboration is working toward the University of Arizona’s benefit.

Students Coordinate 5K to Support Team Derek

As University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson students work to finish the fall semester, they also have banded together to support their peer, second-year student Derek Neal, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) in September.

First Time in the Nation: Interprofessional Simulated Pandemic Emergency Goes Statewide

Health professions students from the University of Arizona, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University learned to collaborate across professional lines and tackle logistical and ethical problems of a disease outbreak in Arizona; sites in Tucson and Phoenix representing Bisbee, Flags

Dr. Yost Advances Medical Provision In Puerto Rico

David Yost, MD, MSc, graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 1987 and the University of Arizona Family Practice Residency Program in 1990.  He grew up in Northern Arizona on the Navajo Indian Reservation, spent time in Tucson, Phoenix and Pinetop, Ariz., but currently is p

Associate Dean Lori Arviso Alvord, MD, Sees Priorities for Medical Admissions and Student Affairs

Three months into her role as associate dean for student affairs and admissions at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, Lori Alvord, MD, is moving forward with plans to make sure the student experience is nothing short of exceptional.