MD Program

The MD program at the College of Medicine – Tucson is designed to train highly skilled physicians dedicated to improving patient care and advancing the state of medical knowledge.

Students at the College of Medicine  – Tucson graduate with the skills to succeed in modern medicine. In addition to diagnosing, treating and preventing disease, our students:

  • Solve problems
  • Work with patients
  • Pose and pursue research questions
  • Follow the latest scientific literature
  • Apply new knowledge to practice
  • Participate in professional discourse
  • Engage with the social, ethical and economic challenges facing modern health care


Our progressive, three-phase curriculum takes a holistic view of the human body and of medical knowledge. Clinical training begins early in the educational program, and basic science lessons continue during the clinical years. Elective courses give students new perspectives and experiences and let them reflect on what they have learned previously.