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
  • ** Note: Upon further review applicants who do not have a 3.0 undergraduate GPA, but who have taken at least 12 credits of either post-baccalaureate or graduate coursework in premedical hard sciences and earned at least a 3.0 GPA in that coursework, may be considered, though not guaranteed.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA in the required science coursework
  • As of the 2021-2022 PMAP Application cycle applicants may complete some of outstanding COM-T prerequisites with applicable PMAP courses. PMAP applicants invited to interview with the UA College of Medicine-Tucson will be asked to provide a pre-requisite check prior to their interview. Please fill out the following pre-requisite excel sheet and return it to the Admissions office by December 1st    '22-'23 PMAP mapping prerequisite workbookEnter the course name in the corresponding column in the excel sheet, please make note of outstanding pre-reqs to be completed with a PMAP course, title the excel Firstname_Lastname PMAP-S23 prereqs.
  • COM-T core academic prerequisite coursework.
  • Have completed a bachelor's degree prior to starting the program
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation are required, one letter must be from a clinical setting.
  • 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 2023 will start medical school in 2024; they must have taken the MCAT in January 2021 or later)