Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program
The first two years of the College of Medicine – Phoenix MD program* are structured in integrated blocks that focus on organ-systems in addition to courses focusing on basic doctoring skills and early exposure to patients. The second two years consist of required clinical clerkships in key disciplines and significant time for elective work. Basic and clinical sciences are interwoven with themes: public health, prevention and health promotion; ethics; biomedical informatics; behavioral and social sciences; evidence-based medicine; health equity; health care transformation; precision medicine; and interprofessional education and practice
The first two years of medical school are assessed and graded on an Honors, High Pass, Pass or Fail system. The third and fourth years are assessed and graded on an Honors, Pass or Fail system, as well.
MD via Pathway Scholars 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.
*The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix MD program is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). This is the U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting body for programs leading to an MD degree in the United States.