Information Sessions and Campus Tours:
Spend two hours learning more about the Pathway Scholars Program, meeting Pathway Alumni and touring the College of Medicine – Phoenix campus in-person by scheduling a visit today. If you're unable to attend a tour, but are interested in learning more about the program, please sign up for the informational webinar series; these sessions will address multiple aspects of the program, including: the application, the curriculum, how to prepare for the MCAT and more.

About the Program

The Pathway Scholars Program (PSP) is for Arizona residents who desire to pursue a career in medicine. The program is designed for students who have experienced unique or greater than average challenges in preparing to become competitive medical school applicants. Consideration will be given to Arizona Residents that are:

  • Socioeconomically disadvantaged.
  • First generation college attendees.
  • From rural Arizona.
  • Members of Federally recognized American Indian Tribes.
  • Committed to serving the under-served and diverse populations of Arizona.

The purpose of this program is to prepare students — who possess qualities that would make them superb physicians, but lack the refined skills necessary — to succeed in medical school. Students work with a dedicated Learning Specialist to personalize a learning plan tailored to individual academic needs and strengths. The program incorporates academic support, clinical experience, leadership development and modified medical school coursework to equip students with the skill set necessary to thrive in the College of Medicine – Phoenix curriculum.

Upon successful completion of the PSP, students will be granted a Graduate Certificate in “Professional Studies in Health Sciences” and, if the student has met set milestones and competencies, will matriculate into the College of Medicine – Phoenix.

The application for the 2018-2019 academic year will be available in September. If you are interested in applying, please sign up to receive an email notification when the application becomes available.

For more information regarding admissions, please email us or call 602-827-2005.

Support the Pathway Scholars Program

Support is needed to help prepare select disadvantaged students for a future in medical school.  Your gift will not only help students but also assist the college in building a pipeline of exceptional medical school candidates who reflect our community. To make a gift to the Pathway Scholars Program, contact the development office at 602-827-2011.