The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix seeks physicians, scientists and health professionals looking for a teaching opportunity.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars and who will embrace professionalism, innovation and collaboration to optimize health and health care for all.
Play a critical role in the selection of students who will be chosen for admission to the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. Applicants must complete an interview to determine the “softer skills” of a physician-in-training: communication, empathy, ability to work within a team, etc. To make a strong assessment of the student’s abilities, the college uses an interview format called the Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI). As the name suggests, the MMI involves multiple people to view the student in multiple situations.
Contact Office of Admissions and Recruitment
Interested in teaching medical students in your office or hospital setting, but don’t have the time to commit to a month-long elective? The capstones course may be the perfect fit for you! First- and second-year medical students observe clinicians and health care teams in every specialty and sub-specialty; in clinical, laboratory science and research settings; for a half-day per site. They visit several different clinical sites in each capstones week to gain clinical context for the basic sciences they recently learned.
Contact Capstones Program
Case-based Instruction Facilitator
Case-based Instruction (CBI) is a teaching modality using clinical case-based scenarios and develops and hones critical thinking skills, encourages discovery and reveals gaps in student knowledge. CBI facilitators have a unique opportunity to interact with students in small-groups learning environments. Facilitators provide students with insight and perspectives specific to experienced clinicians or basic scientists. Become a facilitator in three easy steps:
- Attend a CBI facilitator development training.
- Shadow a full CBI with a current facilitator.
- Begin independent facilitation and case assignment.
Contact Faculty Development Program
Clinical Anatomy Block
The Clinical Anatomy Block takes place from August to December in the gross anatomy laboratory. Labs take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with six, first-year medical students and one instructor assigned to each table. Instructors assist students in identifying structures on the donors and oversee their dissections. In addition, students are encouraged to develop critical-thinking skills, applying their knowledge of anatomy to clinical cases. The clinical anatomy block offers a unique opportunity for physicians to work with first-year medical students as they explore the structure of the human body.
Contact Rebecca Fisher, PhD
Community Clinical Experience Preceptor
The curriculum at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix places a high priority on early and continuous clinical training. All first- and second-year medical students spend one halfday, approximately every other week, in an ambulatory setting working with a physician preceptor. This part of their education is called the Community Clinical Experience (CCE). As the class grows, the demand increases for experienced physicians to mentor students as preceptors within the CCE program. The CCE program is invaluable, allowing the student to gradually assume an increasing level of patient care responsibility at local practices.
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The electives program gives students a wide-variety of clinical and non-clinical experiences to augment their medical education. Variety is key for students in their fourth year. We are excited to continue expanding our elective opportunities for our growing student body and welcome new and enthusiastic faculty who will contribute to the depth and variety of the educational experience of our students. Third-year students have a two-week shadowing experience, while the fourth-year student has more in-depth, hands-on, four-week rotations.
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Scholarly Project Mentor
Scholarly Project (SP) is a four-year mentored research project carried out by every student. The SP prepares students for lifelong learning and critical thinking, as students develop advanced inquiry and problem-solving skills to support clinical practice and future projects they may undertake in their careers. The mentor works with the student over four years, helping the student formulate the prospectus; plan and implement research; and analyze, interpret and present results. Each student produces a poster and a written thesis in their fourth year and presents the work at the spring Student Research Symposium.
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Centers of Excellence at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix include:
» Arizona Center on Aging.
» Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center.
» Arizona Integrative Health Center.
» Center for Applied Nanobioscience and Medicine.
» Center for Toxicology and Pharmacology Education and Research.
» Ronald A. Matricaria Institute of Molecular Medicine.
» The University of Arizona Cancer Center - Phoenix at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center/Dignity Health.
» Valley Fever Center for Excellence.
Supervision of UA College of Medicine – Phoenix medical students requires faculty status with the college. Faculty appointment includes university-related discounts, access to research publications, and building strong relationships with young physicians-in-training at the college. For more information or assistance with obtaining a faculty appointment with the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix:
Contact Office of Faculty Affairs
All faculty who teach medical students have access to retreats, development workshops, meetings, grand rounds and online materials. We offer programs on the development of innovative curricular sessions and opportunities to develop effective assessment, evaluation and feedback skills. Faculty development offers assistance with academic resources and how to utilize them.
Contact Faculty Development Desk
Arizona Health Sciences Library at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus
Faculty have unrestricted access to the digital resources from the AHSL Library at the PBC by use of a UA NetID and password from your office, hospital or home. Access more than 600 electronic books, 6,000 electronic journals, and major resources such as, PubMed, Web of Science, Up to Date and the Cochrane Library. Available services include connection from off-campus, library guides, tutorials, DocOrder/Interlibrary Loan and specialized resources that support the phoenix curriculum.
Contact AHSL Library at the PBC