The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix application process is executed through WebAdMIT — an AAMC product. The Office of Admissions and Recruitment will notify the applicant when their AMCAS file has been received and invite those that meet the initial screen review to continue the application procedure. 

To further understand our medical school timeline and procedures, we have noted important dates throughout our admission season as well as outlined a step-by-step review of our application process.

Important Dates

Description 2020–2021 2021–2022
Interview season August 2020 – February 2021 August 2021 – February 2022
Primary application deadline for MD November 16, 2020 Monday, November 15, 2021
Supplemental application and fee deadline for MD 30 days after invitation or December 1, 2020 30 days after invitation or December 1, 2021
Final MCAT Final MCAT administration date accepted for MD September 28, 2020 Saturday, September 11, 2021
Letters of recommendation due December 1, 2020 Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Primary application deadline for Combined MD/PhD September 11, 2020 Friday, September 3, 2021
Supplemental application and fee deadline for Combined MD/PhD 30 days after invitation or October 12, 2020 Friday, October 1, 2021
Final MCAT administration date accepted for Combined MD/PhD September 4, 2020 Saturday, September 11, 2021
Letters of recommendation due for Combined MD/PhD October 12, 2020 Friday, October 1, 2021
Decisions announced  October 15, 2020 – March 15, 2021 October 15, 2021 – April 4, 2022
“Plan to Enroll” option for accepted students becomes available February 19, 2021 Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Accepted students narrow offers to three medical schools (if applicable) April 15, 2021 Friday, April 15, 2022
“Commit to Enroll” option for accepted students becomes available April 30, 2021 Monday, May 2, 2022
“Commit to Enroll” to be selected by accepted students 21 days prior to Orientation June 7, 2021

TBD until 202223 calendar release

Orientation June 28, 2021

TBD until 202223 calendar release

First day of school July 6, 2021 TBD until 202223 calendar release

Combined MD/PhD Candidates, please visit MD/PhD Degree Program for more information.

Note: We are unable to grant extensions for those that miss the deadlines. 

Step I: Primary Application

MD and MD/PhD applicants must complete and submit a primary application through AMCAS to be considered for admission to the school as "Regular MD" or “Combined Medical Degree/PhD” 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

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix participates in the AMCAS Letter Service.

The Admissions Committee requires a minimum of three letters (and recommends no more than five) 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. Letters from family members or personal friends are not recommended.

Step III: Supplemental Application

To strengthen our holistic review process, the college will invite applicants to provide additional insight about their fit with our medical school, as well as the opportunity to describe how their prior experiences will contribute to the college's mission and core value of inclusive excellence. 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. Privacy Policy (PDF).

Step IV: Interview and Campus Introduction

The college will have the opportunity to review the AMCAS, letters of recommendation and the supplemental application responses in determining whether to invite an applicant for an interview. At least three letters of recommendation and an MCAT score must be received before an applicant is reviewed for an interview.

Candidates invited to interview will have the option to participate in an in-person Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI). We will also be offering a limited number of virtual MMI opportunities during the season. The in-person MMIs will be part of an Applicant Visit Day — where candidates will have an opportunity to meet current students, interact with faculty and leadership, and learn more about the curriculum and extracurricular activities in a more personal setting. Applicants who interview using the virtual MMI will have a Virtual Applicant Visit Day that follows a similar agenda to the in-person visit.

Please review our Interview Page for more information about the MMI process.

Step V: Admissions Decision

Applicants to the MD program will begin receiving acceptance offers beginning mid-October through mid-March. 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:

  1. Satisfactory completion of all required courses for admissions, as well as conferral of bachelor's degree.
  2. Ability to obtain an Arizona Department of Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card (FCC).
  3. Possess the capability to complete, with or without reasonable accommodations, the entire curriculum established by the college, which is required to achieve the MD or MD/PhD degree.

Step VI: The Decision Process

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.

  • Mid-October to mid-March: Decisions announced.
  • February 19: “Plan to Enroll” option for accepted students becomes available. The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix highly recommends (but does not require) accepted students utilize this tool, as this assists us (and other medical schools) in ensuring we do not either over– or undersubscribe the amount of offers we extend.
  • April 15: The AAMC Application and Acceptance Protocols recommends accepted students narrow offers to three medical schools (if applicable). The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix highly recommends (but does not require) accepted students follow this protocol.
  • April 30: “Commit to Enroll” option for accepted students becomes available. From April 30 to 21 days prior to Orientation, The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix highly recommends (but does not require) accepted students utilize this tool when they are ready to commit and are withdrawing all other applications.
  • 21 days prior to Orientation: “Commit to Enroll” is required to be selected by the accepted students matriculating to the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. Failure to do so will result in the rescinding of the admission offer.

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.