The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix prepares students to become physicians who manage not only the science of medicine, but also the social aspects of medicine. We are committed to addressing structural inequities and impediments that prevent people from accessing health care and leading healthy lives.

Phoenix is the fifth largest city in the United States, and the population of Arizona has increased by 12 percent over the last decade, according to the United States Census Bureau data. Communities across the state are becoming more diverse, and they need physicians who reflect the patient populations they serve.

To better serve the needs of these growing communities and improve health outcomes, we need to train more physicians who are underrepresented in medicine (URM).

The Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) Scholarship will help talented students complete their medical training at the UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and other medical schools. With your help, we will continue building healthier communities throughout Arizona.

Campaign Update

Thank you to everyone who supported our 1st annual Underrepresented in Medicine Scholarship Fundraising Campaign. Our chair and champion of this campaign, Wayne Franklin, MD, professor of Child Health was instrumental in helping us reach our goal of $25,000 (we came in at $25,082).

In addition, a generous donor matched our initial effort, doubling our total for the campaign! We've now raised over $50,000.

We look forward to continuing this important scholarship campaign and outreach.

Learn More from Our Faculty Champions

Co-director of the Heart Center at Phoenix Children's Hospital and a professor at the college
Co-director of the Heart Center and division chief of Cardiac Surgery at Phoenix Children's Hospital
Pediatric and adolescent gynecologist at Phoenix Children's Hospital
Director of Diversity for Graduate Medical Education and director of the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship
Section chief for Adolescent Medicine and director of the Gender Support Program at Phoenix Children's Hospital