It is the policy of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix that applicants should apply for the year in which they intend to matriculate. However, some circumstances may warrant a request to defer or delay admission to the subsequent year. Receiving a deferred or delayed admission is not intended to be used in order to secure a spot in medical school while continuing applications with other programs in the subsequent year. In doing so, the deferred or delayed admission is rescinded. A candidate granted deferred or delayed admission must complete the application process* by the specified deadlines in order to be eligible for matriculation.
Deferred or delayed admission requests are considered by the Admissions Committee on a case-by-case basis. If granted, the candidate is not considered to be a medical student and should not represent himself or herself as such for personal or professional gain (e.g. scholarships, scholarly, and/or clinical activity). Additionally, the candidate is not eligible for school resources, including malpractice insurance, student health or mental health services, financial aid, academic preparation or curricula content.
*Application process includes the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) primary application, school-specific supplemental application and in-person interview.