College of Medicine
The University of Arizona
Arizona Health Sciences Center, 2209
1501 North Campbell Ave
PO Box 245075
Tucson, AZ 85724-5075
Phone: (520) 626-6214|
Fax: (520) 626-4884
MED Course Descriptions: Medicine - Interdepartmental
Degrees, Majors, Minors and Options
Academic Departments and Programs:
The College of Medicine offers a professional program leading to the Doctor
of Medicine degree and graduate programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy
degree in certain of the medical sciences. A combined M.D./Ph.D. program
in which the two degrees are awarded concurrently is also available.
Candidates for the Ph.D. degree are enrolled in the
Graduate College of the University. For
additional information, consult the
of Medicine Catalog online or request a copy from the Admissions Office,
College of Medicine, at the address listed above. For information about
graduate degrees, consult the
or contact the college.
Applicants must successfully complete the minimum
requirement of 90 semester hours, including 30 hours at the upper-division
level, in an accredited college or university. Successful completion of
the following specific course work is required: two semesters or three
quarters each of general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, general
biology or zoology and English. Students should demonstrate the ability
to handle scientific material effectively, irrespective of their majors.
Medical College Admission Test:
All applicants must take the current Medical College
Admission Test and arrange to have scores forwarded to the College of
Medicine. The test should be taken in the year preceding that in which
the student hopes to enter medical school, or at the earliest, within two
years of application. For the 1995-96 academic year, the MCAT must have
been taken in 1993 or later. For the 1996-97 academic year, the MCAT
must have been taken in 1994 or later. For applications write:
MCAT-Program Office, 2255 N. Dubuque Road, P.O. Box 4056, Iowa City, Iowa
Application to the First-year Class:
The College of Medicine participates in the American Medical
College Application Service (AMCAS). Persons seeking admission to the
College of Medicine at The University of Arizona must process their
application through AMCAS, even if this is the only school to which they
apply. Application materials may be obtained from the pre-med advisor's
office, Arts & Sciences Administration. Requests for application
material may be obtained from the Admissions Office of the College of
Medicine. The application period is June 1 to November 1 of the year
preceding that in which the applicant hopes to enter medical school.
Those to be considered are requested to appear for personal interviews.
Further details of the application procedure may be found in the College of
The College of Medicine follows the recommended acceptance
procedures of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Acceptance is
based upon an assessment of the applicant's intellectual and personal traits.
In evaluating candidates, the Admissions Committee considers ability and
scholarship as indicated by the candidate's entire academic record, the
results of the MCAT, letters of recommendation, and personal interviews.
Consideration is given only to residents of Arizona and to highly qualified
residents of Alaska, Montana, and Wyoming who are certified and funded by the
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Applicants from
states other than these cannot be considered.
Admission of Transfer Students:
Applications are accepted for transfer into the clinical
years of the College of Medicine curriculum only from Arizona residents.
(Positions become available only through attrition.) Please see the
College of Medicine Catalog for further information.
Academic Policy and Curriculum:
All medical students are graded on an Honors-Pass-Fail
basis. Students who are enrolled in other colleges of the University and
who are taking College of Medicine courses will be graded by the same system
as the rest of the University.
The curriculum of the College of Medicine is based upon a
four-year program. For information concerning the pace of academic work,
please consult the College of Medicine Catalog.
For information beyond that summarized above, please see
the College of Medicine Catalog or request a copy from the Admissions Office,
College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85724.