Mission

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.


  • 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 to train at each of the nine locations and interact with approximately 96 on-campus faculty and 1,129 affiliate and community faculty as part of our partnerships with Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, Abrazo Central Campus, Phoenix Children's Hospital, Valleywise Health, 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 $11 million in research grants annually.
  • 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.
  • Students train in 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 is one of six 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 Phoenix VA Health Care System Research Space is an innovative partnership offering researchers and collaborators access to the richest medical genetic database in the world, the Million Veterans Program, leading to better personalized treatments for veterans. 
  • Opened in 2015, the UArizona Cancer Center is an extension of the only NIH-designated comprehensive cancer center based in Arizona. 
  • The Pathway Scholars Program prepares Arizona students to become competitive applicants to medical school. The program emphasizes academic support and personalized learning strategies, culminating in a Master of Medical Studies degree. 
  • The college is a vibrant community resource, offering workshops and community engagement programs like Connect2STEM, as well as Saturday Scrubs and Summer Scrubs — which are designed to inspire youth about careers in health care. Medical students serve at community health clinics, including Wesley Community Center and are mentors for students at Bioscience High School. 
  • Training medical students in rural and underserved populations through the Rural Health Professions and Certificate of Distinction Programs, the college strives to improve the health and well-being of Arizonans. 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. 
  • Dual-degree programs in MD-PhD and MD-MPH are offered.
  • The college is the institutional sponsor of 28 Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs with 343 residents and fellows. Many GME programs are based at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and include such fields as family medicine, surgery, cardiology, neurology, psychiatry and medical toxicology — among many others.
  • The Phoenix Biomedical Campus (PBC) is also home to the UArizona Colleges of Pharmacy, Public Health, Nursing, Eller College of Management, the Arizona Biomedical Collaborative, Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Northern Arizona University’s College of Health and Human Services and Arizona State University.
  • The college is part of the University of Arizona Health Sciences, the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training.

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.