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University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
  • Year founded: 1967
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 117
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University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson (UA COM)
Allopathic Medical School
Tucson
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 110 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS - 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $31,626
  • Non - Resident Tuition $53,300
  • Application Fee $85
  • AVG MCAT 507
  • AVG GPA 3.6
  • LIZZYM Score 65.0

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Admissions Information

  • P.O. Box 245075
  • 1501 N. Campbell Ave.
  • Tucson 85724
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The mission of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Office of Admissions is to select a diverse cohort of students who will become the future leaders in advancing health care to the distinct communities that comprise Arizona and the United States.

Consistent with the mission of The University of Arizona College of Medicine, selection of individuals with a demonstrated commitment to serve as care providers, physician scientists, clinical leaders, medical educators and/or public health experts, including advocates for rural and urban underserved populations, is highly valued.

Applicants seeking admission should exhibit qualities of altruism, academic excellence, leadership and dedication to becoming lifelong learners through research endeavors and academic development.

Curriculum

Our progressive curriculum takes a holistic view of the body and of medical knowledge. Clinical training begins early in the educational program, and basic science lessons continue during the clinical years. Elective courses give students new perspectives and experiences, and let them reflect on what they have learned previously.

Facilities

Setting
The University of Arizona College of Medicine is a partner with The University of Arizona Health Network University Medical Campus - a private, nonprofit hospital located at the Arizona Health Sciences Center, adjacent to The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. AHSC includes the colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health as well as the physicians, nurses and other medical providers. These affiliations enable The University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campus to take a leadership role in offering multiple on-site training experiences.

Special Features
Community service-learning and outreach programs are available, including global health, under-served population patient-care and medical humanities. Students are encouraged and supported to give back to their respective communities during medical school such as participating in mentoring high school students and presenting national tobacco cessation programs in local schools.

Affiliated Hospitals
The College of Medicine – Tucson’s clinical partner is Banner – University Medicine, a premier academic medical network that is part of Arizona-based Banner Health – one of the largest nonprofit health-care systems in the country.

Faculty physicians give our medical students an up close and personal experience in health care in Banner’s two Tucson hospitals: Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center South. Included on these two campuses are Banner Children’s – Diamond Children’s Medical Center, the Peter and Paula Fasseas Cancer Clinic at UA Cancer Center / North and many other clinics across Southern Arizona.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 83
Negatively 7
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.92 105

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.10 90

0 = low, 10 = high

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What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Hi" More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide breakfast on day of interview - especially for applicants in the first session. We're up at 5AM to get ready and packed, so help us out by removing the stress of finding food. Maybe integrate it into your intro talk, and let us eat while you talk." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tie the interview day together better, with an "arrival" event and an "official ending" . . we basically walked out of the interviews rooms and straight to our cars without any formal closing discussions. It was somewhat shocking at the time compared to other schools which weaved the day together better, having a meet and greet on arrival and then opportunity at the end to ask questions, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff was great! There was a bit of trouble getting into the conference room for lunch (someone had locked it), so the tour was rushed, but no problems outside of this." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really. The staff there are excellent and super helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. keep up the good work." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the good work!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wouldn't have them change anything- they did everything possible to make me feel welcome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"This is specifically for the Phx campus! The faculty, staff, students, and program are all AMAZING!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give more time between interviews and talks about fin aid. Some people didn't even get to finish the" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just wanted to note that this was for the Tucson campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"True rolling admissions!" More from this Member | Report Response

"keep doing what you're doing, you're great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Keep it up!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were great and very informed about the specifics of the program. Many admissions staff just kno" More from this Member | Report Response

"Start the day a little bit later, like 10am. It's just so early, and since so many people drive up," More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"MMI (nondisclosure)" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"Research related" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI (signed non-disclosure agreement)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you thought it was better to be dishonest than to tell the truth." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the HCR" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else have you interviewed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why doctor? This interview was the most conversational ever. Things flowed smoothly and I cam away with the impression that the interviewer really wanted to get a sense of who I was rather than my capabilities at answering trite questions (i.e. what are your strengths/weaknesses?, where do you see yourself in X years?, etc.) My nervousness prior to the meeting was completely unfounded and I was immediately set at ease. Excellent place." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you become interested in AZ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why UA-Tuscon?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What got you interested in medicine in the beginning? Also asked about my opinion of the current health bill" More from this Member | Report Response

""Tell me about yourself." I didn't get very far on this one before she changed the subject. Didn't see that interested in my response to this question. "Why MD? Why not RN, nurse practitioner, or PhD?" She didn't seem to accept my response on this one and I felt like she was leading my response." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family, yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain any difficulties you may foresee in becoming a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself? Why did you choose the schools you did (for undergrad and grad school)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your motivation for applying to med school? Why the UA? " More from this Member | Report Response

"(One interview was open file and one was closed). -What is the hardest thing you envision having to deal with as a physician? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents do and do you have any siblings?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where did you go to college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your school experiences from high school until now." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation where you were a leader in a group, and you had to deal with people not doing their part. How did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What 3 qualities are most important in a leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your motivation to enter medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"a. Tell me about yourself. b. Tell me about your most memorable patient. c. What ties you to Arizona (and not somewhere else)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any group activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Immediately: why medicine. why not PhD? (interviewer was PhD)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why U of A?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose medicine over research? (I have a research background)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your clinical experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was more a discussion than a question/answer session. My interviewer chose to use open-file format (it is their option though on what they use) so I was asked questions to clarify and expand on that. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your undergraduate experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you end up in Arizona?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine," More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was more a discussion than a question/answer session. My interviewer chose to use open-file format (it is their option though on what they use) so I was asked questions to clarify and expand on that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you enjoy doing outside of work and school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress, and what do you do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What brought you here today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you work? Tell me about your family. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, why UA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little about your family and your personal life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? What motivates you? What are your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What organizations were you involved in during college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"what made you decide to pursue a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how are you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of clinical research are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself... Why do you want to be a doctor? What do you like to do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you passionate about? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some things you like to do in your spare time? or What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experiences shaped your desire to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What field would you like to go into, what do you think about junior colleges, tell me about leadership activities, tell me about working as an xray tech." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of doctor do you want to be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Books I have read." More from this Member | Report Response

"you have done a lot of work as a CNA/PCT....what work have you done voluntarily" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years, 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where in Arizona are you from / how long lived here." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you come to choose this career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe specifice clinical experiences that are important to you." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"MMI (nondisclosure)" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI (signed non-disclosure agreement)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the worst thing that has ever happened to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about the Diamond Children's center." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why U of A as an out of state student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The specialty question and why you would bed more suitable than other applicants" More from this Member | Report Response

"I guess the one about the surgeon general because it completely threw me off." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a specific time you helped someone in the last two weeks." More from this Member | Report Response

"What class impressed you the most positively or negatively in undergraduate. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your undergraduate education." More from this Member | Report Response

"It wasn't really a question, but we talked a lot of my experiences in the hospital and how those impacted my desire to enter medicine.. It was a great conversation!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you stay fit? The interviewer was a nutritionist, so you may or may not get this question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parents?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no interesting questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were able to spend one day with anyone in the world who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to juggle your career and your family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There really wasn't one. My interviewer has prepared questions that were pretty standard, more like a job interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a negative interaction you've had with a physician and how that has influenced your views on medicine and your career choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"How has growing up in a medical family altered or influenced your view of healthcare and your desire to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your siblings." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where my hometown was (I am from instate)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your clinical experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your feelings on the very near possibility for parents to be able to ''pick'' their children (i.e. control over genetics)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary, just get to know you questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, just standard stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific question regarding my research. I was pleased that they actually were interested in what I had done. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about a former football coach that my interviewer knew" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me some of thing you've been surprised by or found culturally different between the US and Zambia" More from this Member | Report Response

"Before I'd even sat down, ''How did you end up in Arizona.'' " More from this Member | Report Response

"Not really a question, but a discussion we had about genetic research and the promises it holds for cancer treatment." More from this Member | Report Response

"what are you most afraid of with regard to medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific question regarding my research. I was pleased that they actually were interested in what I had done." More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MD/PhD" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions are pretty basic and the same for all three interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about translational research and the dichotomy of medical vs. graduate education." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do yout hink your travel experiences have broadened your horizons?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If medical school did not work out what else would I choose to do. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't htink of one." More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools are you applying to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be interested in an MD/MBA degree? (I was a business major)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kinds of books do you like to read (which led into a discussion on authors)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing but the standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"In your medical experience have you been around death frequently, and how have you dealt with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had any doctors try to talk you out of going into medicine? Why do you think they would or would not try do this? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the new limitations for residents on the number of hours they can spend at the hospital?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What aspects of being a practicing physician will be the most challenging?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were a patient why would I want you as my doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you identify with a patient to make them feel at ease?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I felt my religious studies major would help me as a physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to go back to your freshman year, what if anything would you change and why." More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you think we can bridge the gap between scientists and clinicians, how can we get good research from the lab bench to the bedside." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing that stands out--I got a guy who mostly liked to speak about himself, so I asked a lot of questions of him." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a family member that were slowly dying of disease, and they told you that they wanted you to let them die, how would you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of clinical research I was interested in" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were very normal and laid back, nothing too hard." More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of practice do you see yourself in ten years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you do your leadership work? [I had mentioned one of the organizations I co-founded and he wanted to know the impetus behind it.] Not really a surprising question, but there weren't really many questions asked since we just talked most of the time. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Something about healthcare rationing in Oregon, i.e. what programs get funding and how the decisions are made. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. Very straightforward and conversational based for the most part." More from this Member | Report Response

"None of her questions were really interesting. Since it doesn't seem like you haven't had much trouble with what we've been talking about (academics and research), what things do you have difficulty with and/or what things are you working on to imporve? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the dictator of a city, what is the first thing you would do for/to the people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relieve stress in tense situations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do think will be the most challenging aspect of being a physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you tell the family members if you made a mistake on a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your family feel about you going to med school? (ie. assured that I'd have emotional support)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Were no real interesting questions...they were all pretty standard." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you foresee as the most difficult task you face as a physician and what will be the most rewarding?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the best way to tackle a problem like AIDS? (We had been talking about AIDS during the interview, I'm sure this isn't a standard question)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions were straightforward, nothing too interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"how would i apply my non-science education to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing about healthcare you would change? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about Zoroastrianism? (I mentioned that I had studied religion in India)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Typical, non-stressful conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

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