The Pathway Scholars Program application process is executed through AMP, an application platform. The application link is available on the homepage of the Pathway Scholars Program, generally between August and December each year. The Office of Admissions and Recruitment will notify the applicant when their completed application has been received.

To further understand our program timeline and procedures, we have noted important dates throughout our admission season, as well as outlined a step-by-step review of our application process. Please be sure to reference the COVID-19 updates for any additional questions.

Important Dates

Description 2022-2023
Final MCAT administration date accepted September 10, 2022
Application opens August 1, 2022
Application and letters of recommendation due December 12, 2022
Interview season

February 2023

Classes begin July 2023

Note: We are unable to grant extensions for those that miss the deadlines.

Step I: Primary Application

Applicants must complete and submit all components of the application through AMP to be considered for admission to the Pathway Scholars Program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. No fee will be required for the primary application.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix reserves the right to request an investigation for any applicant who indicated "yes" to an Institutional Action on the verified application in order to more effectively evaluate the information.

Step II: Letters of Recommendation

The Pathway Scholars Program allows students to submit Letters of Recommendation through the AMP application by assigning recommenders in the system or through the option to use letters submitted to the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix MD Application via AMCAS (for applicants who apply to the direct MD program, as well).

The Admissions Committee requires a minimum of three letters (and no more than five) from individuals with whom you have an established professional relationship and can clearly affirm the traits and characteristics desired in a physician. At least one letter from a recent clinical experience is recommended. Additional letters from individuals in a variety of settings are desired: employer, research lab supervisor, community service project leader, etc.

Step III: Interview and Campus Visit

The Admissions Committee will have the opportunity to review the application and letters of recommendation to render a decision: invite to interview, hold for possible interview or preliminary rejection. At least three letters of recommendation must be received before an applicant is reviewed for an interview.

Applicants will be invited to travel and learn more about our downtown Phoenix campus and program curriculum. The interview day, also known as the Applicant Visit Day, consists of several opportunities to meet current pathway students and alumni, faculty and leadership, as well as to learn about curricular and extra-curricular information. A component of that day will include the administration of the Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI).

Step IV: Admissions Decision

Applicants to the Pathway Scholars Program will receive acceptance offers in mid-March. Once notified, an applicant has two weeks to complete an Affirmation Statement to confirm the terms of the acceptance. At no time is a financial deposit required. An acceptance offer may be rescinded if any materials submitted above are not received or are known to be fraudulent or deceptive. Candidates for the entering class will be advised that matriculation is based upon the following conditions:

  1. Satisfactory completion of all required courses for admissions, as well as conferral of bachelor's degree.
  2. Ability to obtain an Arizona Department of Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card (FCC).
  3. Meets Arizona residency requirements.
  4. Possess the capability to complete, with or without reasonable accommodations, the entire curriculum established by the college, which is required to achieve the Master of Medical Studies degree.

Step V: Prepare to Transition into the Pathway Scholars Program

Candidates for the entering class will be required to complete an application to the Graduate College and submit documentation pertinent to the start of school, including immunization records, official transcripts and other information to ensure a smooth transition.

Additional Information About the Program:

For questions regarding Pathway Scholars Program application and admissions, please email or call 602-827-2443.