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Congratulations to the 12 graduates of the Pathway Scholars Class of 2024! We are thrilled to welcome 100% of the graduating class to the next incoming MD class at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. Successful graduates of the Pathway Scholars Program are guaranteed admission to the following MD cohort.

To join the next incoming Pathway cohort, the Pathway Class of 2025, return to this page on August 1, 2024 to access the 2024-25 application for admission. Please contact us at @email with any questions about the application process and we would be glad to assist.

About the Program

The mission of the Pathway Scholars Program is to provide a holistic foundation for Arizona pre-med students to succeed in the rigors of medical school at the College of Medicine – Phoenix. Diversity in the physician workforce is the driving force of the program, recognizing that patient needs are best met when providers respect the wealth of values within our community and identify with patients' individuality. Moreover, this program exists to provide academic support, leadership development, and a dedicated community to historically underrepresented students in medicine, part of the College of Medicine - Phoenix's commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

This program is designed for students who have experienced unique or greater-than-average challenges in preparing to become competitive medical school applicants. Consideration will be given to Arizona residents that are: 

  • Socioeconomically disadvantaged.
  • First-generation college attendees.
  • From rural Arizona.
  • Members of federally recognized American Indian tribes.
  • Committed to serving the underserved and diverse populations of Arizona.

About the Curriculum

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for success in medical school. The program emphasizes academic support, and students work with a dedicated learning specialist to personalize a learning plan tailored to individual academic needs and strengths. The curriculum includes basic biomedical science, evidence-based medicine, clinical practicums in select healthcare settings, as well as professional development and socialization. Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a Master of Medical Studies degree (MMS) and guaranteed admission to the College of Medicine - Phoenix.

Next Steps

The Pathway Scholars team is here to help you accomplish your dreams. Applications for the 2025 entering cohort will open on August 1, 2024. If you would like to receive information about upcoming Information Sessions for the Pathway Scholars Program, please contact the Pathway team or receive news of upcoming events by submitting an inquiry form here:

Support the Pathway Scholars Program

Support is needed to help provide underrepresented students a future in medical school. Your gift will not only help students but also assist the college in building a pipeline of exceptional medical school candidates who reflect our community. To make a gift to the Pathway Scholars Program, contact the development office.