COVID-19 College of Medicine – Tucson Response

As the number of cases of coronavirus infection and disease continue to rise in an increasing number of states, and as this is officially a pandemic, teaching institutions and hospitals across the country have provided various directives. The College of Medicine – Tucson exists at the intersection of UArizona, UArizona Health Sciences, and Banner Health, and as a result, we have been monitoring their respective responses over the past few days. The University of Arizona has established an official website that houses information for students, parents, faculty, staff and other campus constituents. The UArizona website is being updated around the clock and includes resources from the CDC, county and state; we encourage you to refer to it as often as possible as the situation is quickly evolving. 

The following college-specific guidance has been issued by Dean Michael Abecassis, MD, MBA:

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) have issued the following advisories:

The following university-wide guidance has been issued by UArizona President Robert Robbins, MD, Provost Liesl Folks, PhD, MBA, and Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation Betsy Cantwell, PhD, MBA:

COVID-19 Upcoming Events

As directed by President Robert Robbins, all in-person University events on our campuses must be cancelled or postponed. In addition, to further support reducing the likelihood of transmission of COVID-19, as part of our operations, all in-person meetings or gatherings, formal or informal, should be limited to no more than 4 people. In compliance with the president's directives, the following College of Medicine – Tucson events have been cancelled or postponed until further notice.

  • Class of 2020 Match Day (3/20/20) - CANCELLED
  • COM-T General Faculty Meeting / Dean's Town Hall (3/25/20) - POSTPONED 
  • The Flinn Foundation Buffmire Lecture (3/26/20) - POSTPONED
  • Clinical Trials Development Workshop (4/11/20) - POSTPONED
  • Research Day (4/29/20) – POSTPONED