MD Program

Looking for information about our Phoenix campus? Students admitted prior to 2013 take the same ArizonaMed curriculum as students on our Tucson campus. See Phoenix-specific courses and block schedules here.

If you were admitted to the College of Medicine – Phoenix in 2013 or later, find your curricular information here.

The MD program at the College of Medicine 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 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.



Resources for Education

Graphic view of the block schedule and academic calendar for medical students at the College of Medicine.

Table view of the academic calendar for medical students at the College of Medicine - Tucson

Clerkship and Transitions Directors and Coordinators for Tucson campus

Pre-clerkship Block Directors and Coordinators for College of Medicine Tucson.

2021-2022 Student Manual (Clerkship)

2021-2022 Student Manual (Pre-Clerkship)

Guide for Anti-Racist and Inclusive Curriculum

The MD curriculum is designed through educational principles that are distinctive to the program. This faculty adopt these principles to ensure medical students will be well prepared for advanced study in any clinical discipline.