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University of Arizona College of Medicine

Region: Arizona Country: USA

Welcome to the University of Arizona College of Medicine
As Arizona's only MD-degree granting college, we are proud to provide a state-of-the-art program of medical education, groundbreaking research opportunities and leading-edge patient care for families throughout Arizona and well beyond our state's borders.

A relative newcomer among medical colleges in the United States, the UA College of Medicine has a rich history. The College originated on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson with just 32 students more than 40 years ago, and today has graduated more than 3,000 physicians. A second full four-year program established in Phoenix in 2006, the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix, is on track to provide increasing numbers of future physicians to help serve the health-care needs of the state's fast-growing population.

The UA College of Medicine is, in every sense, a resource for all of Arizona, fulfilling a mission to continually improve health care through education, research and clinical care.

We invite you to explore this unique institution, discover its remarkable history, the scope of its influence and its promise as the future unfolds.

Our Mission
The Office of Faculty Affairs provides oversight for all faculty and academic personnel actions in the College of Medicine such as recruitment, appointments, and promotions and tenure. It develops and coordinates activities that enhance the work-life and professional development of faculty, including faculty diversity initiatives. The office serves as a resource for administrators in the interpretation and application of faculty related policies and guidelines.

Specifically, the Office of Faculty Affairs:

  • Promotes faculty development by providing programs that build professional skills and knowledge, including new faculty orientation
  • Advises individual faculty members and assists departments regarding faculty appointment, promotion and tenure
  • Supports initiatives that enhance the quality of faculty life, such as expanding mentoring opportunities
  • Creates and implements leadership development programs
  • Coordinates activities pertaining to faculty governance (elections, committees, bylaws) including development of faculty related policies
  • Fosters recruitment and retention of a more diverse faculty
  • Coordinates and oversees searches for high level leaders
The Office of Faculty Affairs recognizes that the success of our facuIty is one measure of the success of the entire College of Medicine. Thus, we are committed to providing the resources and tools that will allow our faculty members to achieve their highest goals in academic medicine.

Medical Student Education
The University of Arizona College of Medicine offers truly excellent programs in medical student education. Our integrated, multidisciplinary curriculum (ArizonaMed) combines the classical art of medicine with the latest advances in biomedical science. Our faculty is dedicated to education and our faculty members are rewarded for their educational efforts and accomplishments.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine is nationally recognized for educational programs such as the use of standardized patients, the Rural Health Professions Program, the Commitment to Underserved People program, the Medical Student Research Program and telemedicine and tele-education. Our simulation program is one of the most active in the country.

We offer distinct, but related, four-year educational programs leading to the doctor of medicine degree at our Tucson and Phoenix campuses. Each utilizes a curriculum based largely upon integrated blocks that are focused on organ systems or similar topics. Each block consists of scientific and clinical disciplines interwoven with subjects such as social science, ethics, professionalism and medical humanities. Both educational tracks emphasize active learning and small group activities. The principal differences between the two programs are greater emphasis on biomedical informatics and personalized medicine and the requirement for a four-year scholarly project in the Phoenix Track.

Graduate Medical Education
We are very happy that you are considering a graduate medical education program at The University of Arizona. We have over 550 residents and fellows in 48 specialties and subspecialties. All of our programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), which establishes exacting national standards for approval and assessment of graduate medical education programs. We are committed to providing you with the best education in a supportive work environment.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine is known nationally for its many innovative teaching, clinical training and research programs. Our award-winning faculty members constantly strive for innovation and excellence in the classroom, the laboratory and the clinic.

We hope that you will seriously consider joining our vibrant community and training programs!

Dr. Flynn is dean and professor in the departments of pathology and basic medical sciences. He received his medical degree and did his residency training at The University of Michigan. He completed post-doctoral work in oncologic pathology at Stanford University. Dean Flynn came to Phoenix from Yale University School of Medicine, where he was a professor of pathology and surgery, an accomplished researcher, director of the residency program, co-director of the school's medical studies, a leader in the design of the school's four-year curriculum and founding member of The Society of Distinguished Teachers at Yale.

Dean Flynn was instrumental in developing and implementing the curriculum and lending leadership in the formative stages of the Phoenix campus. He teaches anatomic and clinical pathology and the translational interface between basic sciences and clinical medicine.

As the author of more than 100 articles, books and monographs, he has received numerous honors including America's Top Physician's Award from the Consumers Research Council of America, Teacher of the Year Award from Yale Unviersity School of Medicine and The Averill A. Liebow Award for excellence in the teaching of pathology residents from Yale University School of Medicine. He is presently a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners Pathology Test Committee and USMLE Step I Test Material Development Committee.

Academic Affairs
Academic Affairs is responsible for the design, delivery and evaluation of the medical school curriculum. As a newly accredited college of medicine, the faculty and staff are working diligently to design the best possible integrated curriculum to prepare students for the practice of medicine in the 21st century.

In addition to understanding basic and clinical science, students must learn to engage with people in compassionate and understanding ways. They must also appreciate the system within which they will function, including health policy, insurance systems, regulation and societal issues.

We are committed to providing an environment which encourages excellence and self-motivation. The emphasis is no longer on grades, but rather on achieving a knowledge base to prepare students for professional service as physicians in any specialty they choose. Faculty and staff support are crucial to help the student navigate this unique journey, and that support is provided in many ways academically, emotionally, personally and professionally. Our goal is to provide a medical school environment in which every student can thrive.

University of Arizona College of Medicine Degree Programs :


  • Bachelor Degree
  • MBBS
  • Master Degree
  • MD Anaesthesiology
  • MD Anatomy
  • MD Biochemistry
  • MD Community Medicine
  • MD Dermatology
  • MD Emergency Medicine
  • MD General Medicine
  • MD Microbiology
  • MD Paediatrics
  • MD Pathology
  • MD Pharmacology
  • MD Physiology
  • MD Psychiatry
  • MD Radiodiagnosis
  • MD Skin & V.D
  • MD TB & Chest Diseases
  • MS Anatomy
  • MS ENT
  • MS General Surgery
  • MS Ophthalmology
  • MS Orthopaedics

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Address: 550 E. Van Buren Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004



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