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. 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:

For more information regarding COM-T’s re-entry plans, please click here.

COVID-19 Researcher Resources
COVID-19 Medical Student Resources

Messages from the Deputy Dean for Education and the Associate Dean for Student Affairs:

Attention Class of 2020:

Attention Class of 2021:

Attention Class of 2022:

Attention Class of 2023:

COVID-19 Town Halls:

Thursday, July 9

Wednesday, July 1

Thursday, June 18

Monday, May 18

Monday, May 11

Monday, May 4

Monday, April 27

Monday, April 20

Monday, April 13

Monday, April 6

Monday, March 30

Messages from UArizona Main Campus:

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

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
COVID-19 Faculty Resources

Calling all Faculty: Share Your COVID-19 Stories

The College of Medicine – Tucson Office of Faculty Affairs would like to highlight the tremendous efforts of our faculty during the COVID-19 pandemic. Do you have a story to share about your or your colleagues’ work during these challenging times? Fill out the following survey and help us show how, together, we are improving the wellbeing of the University, the College of Medicine – Tucson, and our community.

Faculty Resources