The University of Arizona College of Medicine

The University of Arizona College of Medicine, the only MD degree-granting college in Arizona, offers full four-year medical education programs at its campuses in Tucson and Phoenix. Partnering with hospitals, clinics and other affiliates statewide, the college offers a rich, hands-on experience for medical students on the path to becoming health-care professionals. Research concentrations include cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, neurological disorders and biomedical imaging, among others. Research programs in both the clinical and basic science departments and in the multidisciplinary centers promote collaborative research across the college, the University and throughout the state of Arizona.

The educational process of ArizonaMed is holistic, interdisciplinary (inter-professional), and integrated throughout the entire educational program. Clinical training is provided early in the educational program and, conversely, basic science lessons are provided during the clinical years. Opportunities to reflect upon lessons learned and new perspectives and experiences are offered through elective and selective courses available throughout the four-year curriculum.

OMSE prides itself in providing a learning environment that is intellectually stimulating, emphasizes active learning, and uses multi-modal methods of teaching. Students are selected and trained to be self-directed adult learners who take responsibility for their own learning process. Students monitor their own performance through reflection and self-evaluation for improvement. By participating in the ArizonaMed curriculum, students develop skills that facilitate life-long learning, including the problem-solving and the ability to generate and examine research questions, review and synthesize scientific literature and apply new knowledge to practice.

College Features

  • Twenty academic departments, including six in the basic sciences
  • Nine renowned education and research Centers of Excellence, including the Arizona Arthritis Center, Arizona Center on Aging, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center, Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence, Arizona Respiratory Center, Steele Childrens Research Center, UA Sarver Heart Center, Valley Fever Center for Excellence.
  • Dual-degree programs allow student to earn combined degrees: MD/PhD; MD/MPH; MD/MBA
  • More than 1,600 total faculty
  • Many faculty physicians are on staff at affiliated teaching hospitals, University Medical Center and University Physicians Healthcare Hospital

Contact Information

1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Arizona 85724
United States
Phone: (520) 626-4555
Fax: (520) 626-6252