Course Description

Introduction to Medicine is a two-week Block for incoming first-year medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. Designed to introduce students to the profession of Medicine and to the College of Medicine – Phoenix, the block ends with the White Coat Ceremony.

Learning Objectives

Educational Program Objectives are a subset of more broadly defined physician competencies, which represent general domains of performance for which the profession and the public hold physicians accountable.

Upon completing the Introduction to Medicine Block, students should be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of the tools, people, places, programs, philosophy and policies needed to succeed at the College of Medicine – Phoenix.
  • Outline the support and resources available to help students excel in learning the science and art of medicine.
  • Explain the integration of Block, Course and Theme content in the curriculum in providing critical foundational understanding of the multiple facets of Medicine.
  • Describe the profession of medicine as a calling with inherent responsibilities to be aware that communication and actions matter and make a difference to patients, families and our community.