P-MAP Admissions Criteria

Basic Eligibility Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants who among other things:

  • Are Arizona Residents
  • Have faced socioeconomic disadvantages, are first generation college attendees, grew up in either a rural or US/Mexico border region, OR are enrolled members in federally recognized American Indian tribes
  • Demonstrate principles of cultural competence in healthcare
  • Demonstrate attributes such as altruism and social accountability
  • Are fluent in English and conversant in languages commonly spoken in Arizona (e.g., Spanish, Navajo)

Academic Requirements

Applicants must meet all academic requirements listed below:

  • Have a minimum 3.0 overall undergraduate GPA and overall undergraduate BCPM GPA of 3.0
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA in the required science coursework
  • Have completed all of the medical school core academic prerequisite coursework required for medical school admission
  • Have completed a bachelor's degree prior to starting the program
  • MCAT score of 498 or higher
    • Must have taken the MCAT within 3 years of matriculation for medical school (ex: Students starting P-MAP in 2019 will start medical school in 2020; they must have taken the MCAT in July 2017 or later)