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About the Program

The Pathway Scholars Program 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. 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.

Master of Medical Studies Degree

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 health care settings, as well as professional development and socialization. Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a Master of Medical Studies degree.

The application for the 2020-2021 academic year is now closed. Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year will be available in fall 2020. You can sign up to be notified when the 2021-2022 application is released.

If you have any questions, please email or call, 602-827-2443, the Pathway Scholars Program.

Support the Pathway Scholars Program

Support is needed to help prepare select disadvantaged students for 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 at