The application process is managed by AMP, a web-based solution powered by Zap Solutions, Inc. The Office of Admissions and Recruitment will notify the applicant when their AMCAS file has been received and processed, inviting them to login at https://apply.phoenixmed.arizona.edu to continue the application process.
|Interview season||August 2017–February 2018||August 2018–February 2019|
|Primary application deadline||October 16, 2017||October 15, 2018|
|Supplemental application and fee deadline||30 days after invitation or December 1, 2017||30 days after invitation or December 3, 2018|
|Final MCAT administration date accepted||September 9, 2017||September 8, 2018|
|Letters of recommendation due||December 1, 2017||December 3, 2018|
|Declaration of intent to matriculate due||April 30, 2018||April 30, 2019|
|First day of school||July 9, 2018||July 8, 2019|
Note: We are unable to grant extensions for those that miss the deadlines.
Step I: Primary Application
MD applicants must complete and submit a primary application through AMCAS to be considered for admission to the school as "Regular MD" under the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. The processing time for the AMCAS can take between several days to several weeks, therefore, students are encouraged to submit as early as possible, typically the first week of June. The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix reserves the right to request an investigation for any applicant who indicated "yes" to an Institutional Action on the verified AMCAS in order to more effectively evaluate the information.
Step II: Letters of Recommendation
We participate in the AMCAS Letter Service. The admissions committee requires a minimum of three letters from individuals with whom you have an established professional relationship and can clearly affirm the traits and characteristics desired in a physician. At least one letter from a recent clinical experience is highly recommended. Additional letters from individuals in a variety of settings are desired: employer, research lab supervisor, community service project leader, etc.
Step III: Supplemental Application
Step IV: Interview and Visit Campus
The admissions committee will have the opportunity to review the AMCAS, letters of recommendation, and the supplemental application responses to render a decision: invite to interview, hold for possible interview, or preliminary rejection. At least one letter of recommendation must be received before an applicant is reviewed for an interview.
Applicants will be invited to travel and learn more about our downtown Phoenix campus, academic program, and vast clinical training opportunities throughout Arizona. The interview day, also known as the Applicant Visit Day (AVD), consists of several opportunities to meet current students, faculty, and leadership, as well as to learn about curricular and extra-curricular information. A component of the AVD will include the administration of the multiple mini-interview (MMI).
Step V: Admissions Decision
Applicants to the MD program will begin receiving acceptance offers beginning mid-October through early-February. Once notified, an applicant has two-weeks to notify the college of their initial decision and at no time is a financial deposit required. An acceptance offer may be rescinded if any materials submitted above are not received or are known to be fraudulent or deceptive. Candidates for the entering class will be advised that matriculation is based upon the following conditions.
- Satisfactory completion of all required courses for admissions, as well as conferral of bachelor's degree.
- Ability to obtain an Arizona Department of Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card (FCC).
- Possess the capability to complete, with or without reasonable accommodations, the entire curriculum established by the college, which is required to achieve the MD degree.
Step VI: National Decision
The College of Medicine – Phoenix follows the AAMC Application and Acceptance Protocols established by the AAMC. Applicants with multiple acceptance offers must make a final decision regarding their position at the college no later than April 30 of the year they plan to matriculate.
Step VII: Prepare to Transition into Medical School
Candidates for the entering class will be required to submit documentation pertinent to the start of school, including immunization records, proof of personal health insurance, official transcripts, and other information to ensure a smooth transition.