Our mission is to advance the health and wellness of our community and beyond while embracing diversity in the pursuit of excellence through innovation in our tripartite mission: education, research and patient care.

The College of Medicine – Tucson trains future physicians to provide high-quality and compassionate care, develops scientists focused on exciting discoveries, and nurtures undergraduate and graduate students interested the many professions in health care and the health sciences. The College of Medicine – Tucson is part of University of Arizona Health Sciences, the statewide leader in health care education.

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Centers, including an Institute and a Statewide Program





From an initial class of just 32 students when it was founded in 1967 as the state’s first MD degree-granting college, today the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has graduated more than 4,500 physicians. College of Medicine – Tucson students, faculty, staff and alumni continue more than 50 years of service in advancing medical care, biomedical research and knowledge in Arizona — and around the world.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is currently fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Please refer to the LCME’s Medical School Directory for the list of LCME accredited medical education programs. Contact the LCME directly via email at lcme@aamc.org.


The identity of the College of Medicine – Tucson is built around a commitment to our diverse community and creating an environment that celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion.

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