- The College of Medicine – Phoenix is a full, four-year program based in downtown Phoenix and focused on training individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders.
- This college is part of the University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS), a network of health-related organizations and activities unique in the state and region.
- UAHS is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. The UA Health Sciences includes the UA Colleges of Medicine (Phoenix and Tucson), Nursing, Pharmacy and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix.
- UAHS reaches across the state of Arizona and the greater Southwest to provide cutting-edge health education, research, patient care and community outreach services. A major economic engine, the UAHS garners more than $126 million in research grants and contracts annually.
- Four pillars empower the College’s mission and vision for the future. The Education Pillar, Research Pillar, Clinical Pillar and Community Service Pillar converge in many areas and synergistically form the foundation of the College
- The college offers students experience working with clinical partners, including Banner Health, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Maricopa Integrated Health System, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, HonorHealth, Abrazo Central Campus, Mayo Clinic and the Phoenix VA Health Care System.
- The Arizona Legislature supported expansion plans for the campus, including the Health Sciences and Education Building (HSEB), which opened in July 2012. HSEB is a state-of-the-art, 268,000 square-foot, sixstory facility with lecture halls, a simulation center, clinical education suites, an anatomy lab, offices and various flexible classrooms. The Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building research facility is scheduled for completion in early 2017.
- The Phoenix Biomedical Campus (PBC) is also home to the UA Colleges of Pharmacy, Public Health and Nursing, the University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, the Arizona Biomedical Collaborative, Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Northern Arizona University’s College of Health and Human Services and Arizona State University.
- The UA Cancer Center is an extension of the only NIH-designated comprehensive cancer center based in Arizona and opened in 2015.
- The college is one of only a few medical schools in the country that requires every student to design and complete a four-year Scholarly Project.
- Students at the College practice decision-making skills using groundbreaking, realistic mannequins at the Center for Simulation and Innovation.
- The Pathway Scholars Program is for Arizona residents who may have been under-resourced due to a variety of reasons, such as socioeconomic status, educational opportunities, geography or as a first-generation college attendee.
- The college has approximately 126 campus faculty and more than 1,445 community faculty.
- The college offers dual-degree programs including a Master’s in Public Health and a Master’s in Business Administration.
- The college is a vibrant community resource, offering youth STEM workshops and community engagement programs like Connect2STEM, Summer Scrubs and Wildcat Night — designed to inspire youth about careers in health care. Medical students serve at community health clinics like Wesley Community and Health Center and are mentors for students at Bioscience High School. Popular free monthly community outreach lectures from distinguished faculty allow the college to share knowledge and nurture interest in medicine with the public.
Diversity Mission Statement
- The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix champions diversity as a core value central to its mission.
- We are committed to promoting and supporting diversity and inclusion in our research, clinical and educational missions to meet the needs of the students, faculty, staff and the communities we serve.
- We believe diversity at the college creates role models, broadens perspectives, combats negative stereotyping and optimizes our ability to provide health care for all.
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