Strategic Planning

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 University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson delivers cutting-edge programs in medical education, highly innovative and collaborative research opportunities, as well as advanced patient care in an environment where inclusive excellence and diversity create a foundation for community-responsive action.

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Academic Units

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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 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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