Inspiring and training exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders to optimize health and health care in Arizona and beyond. We are uniquely positioned to accelerate the biomedical and economic engines in Phoenix and the State by leveraging our vital relationships with key clinical and community partners.
- The College is part of the University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS), the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training.
- UAHS includes the UA Colleges of Medicine in Phoenix and Tucson, Nursing, Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix.
- Four pillars empower the college’s mission and vision for the future. The Education Pillar, Research Pillar, Clinical Pillar and Community Service Pillar converge in many areas and synergistically form the foundation of the college.
- The college was awarded full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in June 2017.
- Phoenix is home to world-class medical institutions and hospitals. The college is partnered with nine clinical affiliates, anchored by Banner Health, our primary clinical partner since 2015.
- Students have the opportunity of training at each of the nine locations and interacting with almost 1,800 leading faculty as part of our affiliated partnerships with Banner Health, Abrazo Central Campus, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Valleywise Health (formerly Maricopa Integrated Health System), St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, HonorHealth, Mayo Clinic, Hospice of the Valley and the Phoenix VA Health Care System.
- Faculty at the college conduct research focused on improving the health and well-being of Arizona and beyond. The college garners $6 million in grants each year.
- The Health Sciences Education Building, which opened in July 2012, is a state-of-the-art, 268,000-square-foot, six-story facility with lecture halls, the Center for Simulation and Innovation, clinical education suites, an anatomy lab, offices and various flexible classrooms.
- The Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building research facility opened in February 2017. The 10-story, 245,000 square-foot, research building is focused on bringing scientists and researchers together to discover innovative solutions to today’s leading health concerns. Areas of research include cancer drug therapies, applied nanobioscience, pediatric infectious disease research and more.
- The Phoenix Biomedical Campus (PBC) is also home to the UA Colleges of Pharmacy, Public Health, Nursing, Eller College of Management, the University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, the Arizona Biomedical Collaborative, Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Northern Arizona University’s College of Health and Human Services and Arizona State University.
- Opened in 2015, the UA Cancer Center is an extension of the only NIH-designated comprehensive cancer center based in Arizona.
- The college is one of only four medical schools in the country that requires every student to design and complete a four-year Scholarly Project.
- The college is home to the Center for Simulation and Innovation, a 33,000-square-foot mock hospital equipped with state-of-the-art mannequins, virtual reality and other sophisticated technology.
- The college offers a Pathway Scholars Program for under-resourced Arizona residents, culminating in a master of medical studies. The program prepares students to succeed in medical school.
- The college has approximately 122 on-campus faculty and more than 1,600 community faculty.
- The college offers dual-degree programs, including a Master’s in Public Health and a Master’s in Business Administration.
- The college is the institutional sponsor of more than 25 Graduate Medical Education programs with more than 340 residents and fellows. The programs are based at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and include such fields as family medicine, surgery, OB/GYN, cardiology, neurology, psychiatry and medical toxicology, among many others.
- The college is a vibrant community resource, offering workshops and community engagement programs like Connect2STEM, Summer Scrubs and Wildcat Night; each are designed to inspire youth about careers in health care. Medical students serve at community health clinics like Wesley Community and Health Center and are mentors for students at Bioscience High School.
- The college underscores the importance of training medical students in rural and underserved populations through the Rural Health Professions and other Certificate of Distinction Programs. Students train at more than 60+ sites — including Douglas, Ft. Defiance, Globe, Lake Havasu, Page, Prescott, San Luis, Snowflake and Yuma — in an effort to encourage students to consider rural medical practice.
Diversity Mission Statement
We believe in fostering a culture of Inclusive Excellence, where all identities and differences including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, socioeconomic status, educational backgrounds and geographic region are embraced and valued. A culture of Inclusive Excellence creates role models, broadens perspectives, combats negative stereotyping and optimizes our ability to provide world-class health care for all.