Application Deadline

Please check back soon for the timeline for the 2023–24 application cycle.

Letters of Recommendation

The Early Assurance Program at the College of Medicine – Phoenix receives letters of recommendation from recommenders via the Interfolio Dossier platform or via email to Letters should be dated, in .pdf format, and contain an electronic or physical signature from the recommender.

The EAP Admissions Subcommittee requires a minimum of three letters (and maximum of five) from individuals with whom you have an established professional relationship and can clearly affirm the traits and characteristics desired in a physician. 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.

Interview Process

The Early Assurance Program uses a Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) to learn more about the attributes of each applicant invited to interview for the program.

At the College of Medicine – Phoenix, the MMI is conducted in our clinical education suites. Each applicant has two minutes to read the scenario before entering the room to engage in a seven-minute conversation about the topic. The applicant will repeat this process ten times with ten different interviewers. During the MMI, each applicant will have the opportunity to highlight their strengths without the fear of bias by any one single interviewer. No prior medical knowledge is required for any of the stations.

Each applicant will be scored on a scale of 1 to 10 per station, for a total of 100 possible points. The ten individual stations and composite scores are provided to the admissions committee, giving them ten different perspectives in ten different situations to determine the applicant's potential to grow and develop into an exemplary physician, scientist and leader.

MMI Tips:

  • Dress professionally.
  • Be confident.
  • Be yourself.
  • If one station does not go as well as you would have liked, keep calm and move on to the next station.
  • Familiarize yourself with the mission of the College of Medicine – Phoenix.

Decisions Announced

After the MMIs are complete, an admissions subcommittee will review interviewees’ full applications — including the feedback from their MMIs. Using a holistic review model — including all aspects of candidates’ applications — the subcommittee will select a cohort of students for admission into the Early Assurance Program to begin medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix after completion of their undergraduate degree.

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