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The application for the 2022 entering cohort is now available. Please create an account and complete the application at your earliest convenience. The application deadline is December 13, 2021.

Information Webinar:
To learn more about the Pathway Scholars Program, please watch our Overview of the Program Webinar.

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.

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.

Applications for the 2022 entering cohort are now open. If you would like to receive information about upcoming Information Sessions for the Pathway Scholars Program, please contact the Pathway team.

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 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 (MMS).

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.