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Future Doctors Gather Outdoors to Celebrate Match Day

Fourth-year medical students pick up bags containing envelopes revealing where they have been matched for residency programs. Photography by University of Arizona Health Sciences Communications, Kris Hanning. After an excited countdown, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Class of 2022 simultaneously opened their individual...


Future Physicians to Begin Their Next Chapter at Match Day Ceremony

In a photo taken at the last in-person Match Day ceremony, College of Medicine – Tucson Class of 2019 member Leanne Zabala, MD, matched in internal medicine at UCLA Medical Center. (Photo: Rick Kopstein, UAHS BioCommunications) More than 110 medical students in the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson will learn where they will...


Dr. Paul Farmer, Pioneer of Global Health, Dies at 62. MedCat Andres Diaz Shares His Thoughts on His Legacy.

Today, the world lost a towering figure of global health equity, a champion of human rights and one of the greatest humanitarians of our lifetime. Dr. Paul Farmer devoted his career to working for and in defense of the poor, underserved, stigmatized and disenfranchised. His tireless commitment to a “preferential option for the poor” in health...


White Coat Ceremony Recognizes Students who Started Medical School During the Pandemic

After their White Coat ceremonies were postponed in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Class of 2024 students will receive their white coats on Feb. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the UArizona Student Union. The White Coat Ceremony recognizes medical students’ entry into medicine...


Medical Students Learn Vital Skills Through Community Service

The issue of health equity has had a profound impact on how the University of Arizona Health Sciences prepares its students to better meet the care needs of all patients. At the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson, improving health care disparities includes training the next generation of physicians to understand the cultures and speak the...


In memoriam: Ronald Weinstein, MD

It is with a sad and heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of Ronald Weinstein, MD, professor of pathology, public health, medical imaging and pharmacy practice-science, and co-founder and long-time director of the renowned Arizona Telemedicine Program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Dr. Weinstein was beloved...


Dr. Theresa Cullen Named College of Medicine – Tucson 2021 Alumni of the Year

For Theresa Cullen, MD, MS, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s 2021 Alumni of the Year, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a trial by fire. A 1983 graduate of the college, she was among those recognized Thursday, Nov. 4, 2-5 p.m., during the UArizona’s 2021 Alumni of the Year Awards Ceremony at the Student Union Memorial Center’...


Hall Award Honors Outstanding Residents in Cardiac Care Unit

Division of Cardiology faculty and fellows selected two University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson internal medicine resident physicians to receive the Charles W. Hall Jr. and Virginia C. Hall Memorial Endowment Award for Outstanding House Officer in the Cardiac Care Unit. Colin Anderson, MD, grew up in Tucson and attended St. George’s...


Noon Award Honors Outstanding Medical Students in Cardiac Care Unit

Three University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson medical school graduates were selected to receive the 2021 Zenas B. Noon Award for Excellence in Cardiology. The award was established by the family of Dr. Noon, a surgeon born in Nogales, AZ who served that community for more than three decades. Joseph Heiler, MD, will begin an eight-year...


David Bruzzese and LaToya Singletary join College of Medicine - Tucson

David Bruzzese, MBA, and LaToya Singletary will be joining the College of Medicine – Tucson (COM-T) as the new Executive Director, Brand Communications and Senior Director of Development, effective Tuesday, June 1, 2021.    Mr. Bruzzese will serve on COM-T's senior leadership team and will foster effective communication between the COM-T and its...


Students, Faculty Recognized with Senior Awards

Multiple awards were presented to graduating seniors and a few faculty members at the Class of 2021 convocation for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, held May 12 at the Cole and Jeannie Davis Sports Center.    Normally, the college’s Honors and Awards Committee would have recognized the winners at the Senior Awards Luncheon...


Davis Sports Center Site of 2021 Medical Student Convocation

An in-person convocation ceremony returns May 12, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., to the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson for Class of 2021 graduates. A total of 119 students will receive their Doctor of Medicine (MD) degrees, officially making them physicians. The celebration will be hosted at the Cole and Jeannie Davis Sports Center,...


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