The Pre-Medical Admissions Pathway (P-MAP) Program is a 13-month, full-time, intensive medical school preparation program designed for students who demonstrate intellect, aptitude and drive, yet have had fewer opportunities to become competitive medical school applicants due to educational inequity, language obstacles, family and work commitments or other challenges. The program includes coursework towards a Master of Science degree in Cellular & Molecular Medicine, professional and clinical development, and success seminars. Those who successfully complete the program requirements will receive admission to the UA College of Medicine-Tucson.
The P-MAP program focuses on three main areas of preparation:
- Educational Enrichment: a combination of graduate coursework, previews of medical school block courses, and work with a learning specialist to develop strategies for handling the pace, rigor and volume of content to be covered in medical school.
- Professional Socialization: Development of professional skills that are expected of a physician, including mentorship, clinical experience, opportunities to give professional presentations and clinical medicine professional etiquette.
- Life Management: Training and coaching in financial and stress management, goal setting for medical school and beyond, and the transition to the medical school curriculum. P-MAP also provides access to confidential personal counseling services.
The purpose of the P-MAP curriculum is to facilitate the development of knowledge, skills, and attributes that are needed for successful medical students to become providers of high-quality healthcare for Arizona.