The MD 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 the AMCAS has been received and processed, inviting them to login at https://apply.phoenixmed.arizona.edu to continue the application process.
|October 15, 2013
||Deadline for submitting primary application via AMCAS.
|Dec. 2, 2013
||Deadline for submitting letters of recommendation, supplemental application and application fee.
|April 15, 2014
||Deadline for declaring intent to matriculate in the entering class of 2013.
|July 7, 2014
Step I: Primary Application and Letters of Recommendation
All applicants to The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix must complete and submit a primary application through AMCAS to be considered for admission to the school. 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 deadline to submit the AMCAS to the College of Medicine - Phoenix is October 15, 2013. We are unable to grant extensions for those that miss this deadline.
We participate in the AMCAS Letters Service. The admissions committee requires at least three letters from individuals with whom you have an established relationship and can clearly affirm the traits and characteristics desired in a physician, including at least one letter from a recent clinical experience. Additional letters from individuals in a variety of settings are desired: employer, research lab supervisor, community service project leader, etc.
Step II: Supplemental Application
To have the most data for the holistic review, the college will invite you to provide additional insight about your fit with our medical school, as well as the opportunity to describe how your prior experiences will contribute to the college's mission and core value of championing diversity. A photograph and a non-refundable $85 fee will be required to process the supplemental application. Applicants who qualify for the Fee Assistance Program through AMCAS will be eligible for a fee waiver. Applicants with institutional actions reported on the verified AMCAS will be required to submit a letter from the original institution who filed the sanction.
Step III: 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 visit or preliminary rejection. At least one letter of recommendation must be received before reviewed for an interview.
Approximately 400 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 oportunities to meet current students, faculty and leadership, as well as curricular and extra-curricular information. A component of the AVD will include the administration of the multiple mini-interview (MMI), an interview process implemented in 2010 at the college.
Step IV: Admissions Decision
The college sends 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. Candidates for the entering class will be advised that matriculation is based upon the following conditions. An acceptance offer to the College of Medicine - Phoenix may be rescinded if any materials submitted above are not received or are known to be fraudulent or deceptive.
- 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 M.D. degree.
- Satisfactory completion of all required courses for admissions, as well as conferral of bachelor's degree.
Step V: National Decision
The College of Medicine - Phoenix follows the traffic rules established by the AAMC and those applicants with multiple acceptance offers must make a final decision regarding their position at the college no later than April 15, 2014.
Step VI: Prepare to Transition into Medical School
Candidates for the entering class will be required to submit documentation pertinent to the start of medical school, including immunization records, proof of personal health insurance, official transcripts and other information to ensure a smooth transition.