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University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix
University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix
  • Year founded: 2007
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 80
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University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix (UACOM-P)
Allopathic Medical School
Phoenix
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 1 15 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 5 2 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $29,914
  • Non - Resident Tuition $49,472
  • Application Fee $85
  • AVG MCAT 511
  • AVG GPA 3.7
  • LIZZYM Score 67.7

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • 550 E. Van Buren St.
  • Phoenix 85004
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The University of Arizona, Arizona State University and the Arizona Board of Regents agreed to expand the Phoenix campus of The University of Arizona College of Medicine to a full, four-year program with a historic Memorandum of Understanding in August 2004. The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix in partnership with Arizona State University admitted its first class of first-year medical students in 2007.

Curriculum

The curriculum features an interactive teaching approach and an emphasis on biomedical informatics – the scientific field that deals with the storage, retrieval, sharing and optimal use of biomedical information, data and knowledge for problem solving and decision making. Students are prepared for scholarly projects in one of four concentration areas: biomedical informatics; medical ethics and medical humanities; molecular medicine; and public health, population medicine, policy and prevention.

Facilities

Located in downtown Phoenix, this campus will serve a key role in addressing Arizona’s shortage of physicians, pharmacists and other health professionals. The buildings that are home to the medical college are three of the original Phoenix Union High School buildings, built circa 1910, before Arizona was a state.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 13
Negatively 0
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.53 15

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.13 15

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"shorten the interview day" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Doing a great job." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"MMI Scenarios" More from this Member | Report Response

"Sworn to MMI secrecy, but ethical situations and half-random "let's see how you think" questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI format with non-disclosure agreement" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer had not read my file, but asked me many questions that he could have read out of my file... "Did you do research? Tell me about it."... "Have you volunteered? Tell me about it." ....." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Who motivate you to enter medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experiences have caused you to pursue a career in medicine and what steps have you taken to decide if this is the right career for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you change the healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Interviewer was working with research that was similar to mine and basically just asked a bunch of questions to see if I knew what I was talking about." More from this Member | Report Response

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Individual Responses

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School Reviews

School Reviews

Results Overview

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What do you like most about this school?

"Integrated curriculum and board-style test questions on exams. Fantastic clinical training throughout 1st and 2nd years, thanks to a brilliant, truly gifted instructor and well-respected internal medicine physician. Scholarly project requirement forces you to meet and become involved with physicians and medical researchers out in the field. Case-based instruction helps you stay up to date with the faculty and students at the school. For the time being, small class size helps; It's great to ensure a reasonable student:faculty ratio. Working every other week for a half-day in a primary care physician's office reminds you why you're putting yourself through constant studying hell." | Report Response

"Small class size, research project, block schedule." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"No video recordings of the lectures. Major hospitals in association with the school are not right next door; however, Good Sam, Maricopa, and St. Joe's are all within ~5 miles. Some IT and administrative-required things have to be done through U of A Tucson, which sometimes is a bit of a hassle." | Report Response

"Nothing" | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

""Reputation of the school in the medical community" is more of a personal opinion I'm throwing out there. It's hard to say exactly, since the school is so new. Also, the second (class of 2012) and third (class of 2013) admitted classes have 48 students; the college is poised to expand soon, but specifics are still not fully known." | Report Response

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