University of Arizona - Phoenix

Address

Office of Admissions and Recruitment / 435 North 5th Street / Phoenix, AZ USA 85004

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
83
School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
MD
Public/Private
Public
Year Founded
2006
US News Rank - Research
Unranked
US News Rank - Primary Care
Unranked
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()

City Size
< 9M

Getting In

Median GPA
3.81
Median MCAT
515
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()

International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
No
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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


Application
AMCAS
Letters of Rec Required
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()

Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
Yes - minimum
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Early
Secondary Fee
$85
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
MMI
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?
No

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

1. If you were to describe the UA College of Medicine - Phoenix to someone else, what would you share with them? (1000 character limit)

2. What achievement are you most proud of in your life? What aspect(s) of this achievement will you bring to our medical school? (1000 character limit)

3. The UA College of Medicine - Phoenix practices Inclusive Excellence, which celebrates the differences, talents, and unique qualities of all individuals. Please describe how you will pursue Inclusive Excellence in your studies while contributing to the collaborative environment at the College of Medicine - Phoenix. (1000 character limit)

4. Servant Leadership is a Core Value and Attribute we deem essential for our students to possess. To us, it is service to others where one possesses personal humility along with a strong professional will. Describe a time where you have practiced this skill or have seen this in another. What traits were exemplified, and how will you apply these traits to your career in medicine? (1000 character limit)

5. For re-applicants, 1000 characters to explain how you are a stronger applicant this cycle.

OPTIONAL QUESTIONS:

1. Were there any significant disruptions in your academic, volunteer, work, or personal life related to COVID-19 that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee? (1000 character limit)

2. Please reflect on your entire application, is there anything you would like to further share with the Admissions Committee? Items to consider: connection(s) to Phoenix and/or our medical community, why College of Medicine - Phoenix, your plan during this application season, gap(s) in your education, personal and/or academic challenges. Do not repeat any information already mentioned in the primary or secondary applications. (1000 character limit)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. If you were to describe the UA College of Medicine - Phoenix to someone else, what would you share with them? (1000 characters)

2. What achievement are you most proud of in your life? What aspect(s) of this achievement will you bring to our medical school? (1000 characters)

3. The UA College of Medicine - Phoenix practices Inclusive Excellence, which celebrates the differences, talents, and unique qualities of all individuals. Please describe how you will pursue Inclusive Excellence in your studies while contributing to the collaborative environment at the College of Medicine - Phoenix. (1000 characters)

4. Servant Leadership is a Core Value and Attribute we deem essential for our students to possess. To us, it is service to others where one possesses personal humility along with a strong professional will. Describe a time where you have practiced this skill or have seen this in another. What traits were exemplified, and how will you apply these traits to your career in medicine? (1000 characters)

5. Were there any significant disruptions in your academic, volunteer, work, or personal life related to COVID-19 that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee? (1000 characters)

6. Please reflect on your entire application, is there anything you would like to further share with the Admissions Committee? Items to consider: connection(s) to Phoenix and/or our medical community, your plan during this application season, gap(s) in your education, personal and/or academic challenges. Do not repeat any information already mentioned in the primary or secondary applications. (1000 characters)

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. I previously applied to any medical school (select yes if you submitted a primary or secondary application). If yes, please provide specific examples that illustrate how you are a stronger applicant this cycle. (1000 characters)

2. If you were to describe the UA College of Medicine - Phoenix to someone else, what would you share with them? (1000 characters)

3. What achievement are you most proud of in your life? What aspect(s) of this achievement will you bring to our medical school? (1000 characters)

4. The UA College of Medicine - Phoenix practices Inclusive Excellence, which celebrates the differences, talents, and unique qualities of all individuals. Please describe how you will pursue Inclusive Excellence in your studies while contributing to the collaborative environment at the College of Medicine - Phoenix. (1000 characters)

5. Servant Leadership is a Core Value and Attribute we deem essential for our students to possess. To us, it is service to others where one possesses personal humility along with a strong professional will. Describe a time where you have practiced this skill or have seen this in another. What traits were exemplified, and how will you apply these traits to your career in medicine? (1000 characters)

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. Please reflect on your entire application; is there anything you would like to further share with the Admissions Committee? Items to consider: connection(s) to Phoenix and/or our medical community, your plan during this applicant season, gap(s) in your education, personal and/or academic challenges. Do not repeat any information already mentioned in the primary or secondary applications. (1000 characters)

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

1. I previously applied to any medical school (select yes if you submitted a primary or secondary application). Yes/No

2. If yes, how are you a stronger applicant this cycle? Optional (1000 characters)

3. What is the most important quality you seek in a medical school, and how does the UA College of Medicine “ Phoenix embody that for you? (1000 characters)

4. What achievement are you most proud of? What aspect of this achievement will you bring to our medical school? (1000 characters)

5. The UA College of Medicine “ Phoenix practices Inclusive Excellence, which celebrates the differences, talents, and unique qualities of all individuals. Describe a circumstance where you sought to learn about a culture, group, or idea different than your own and how that impacted you. (1000 characters)

OPTIONAL QUESTIONS:

1. Please reflect on your entire application, is there anything you would like to further explain to the Admissions Committee? Do not repeat any information already mentioned in the national or secondary applications. Optional (1000 characters)

2. Please reference the Work/Activities section. If any of the competencies were unmatched, please provide an explanation below. Optional (1000 characters)

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

1. The UA College of Medicine “ Phoenix values its culture, curriculum, and the community it serves. Which aspect(s) do you value the most? (350 words)

2. How have the last 12“18 months confirmed your desire to pursue a career in medicine? (350 words)

3. UA College of Medicine “ Phoenix, in part, defines diversity as Inclusive Excellence. How will you add value “ in these terms “ to our learning community? (350 words)

4. What else should the Admissions Committee know about you? Note: please do not repeat any aspect of your primary application or essays provided above. (350 words)

Essay Topics ('16 – '17)

1. I believe I fit within the UA COM “ Phoenix culture because: (350 words)

2. I feel that the last 12-18 months have confirmed my desire to pursue a career in medicine because: (350 words)

3. I understand that diversity is defined in many ways at the UA COM “ Phoenix and I feel that I would add value to the diverse learning environment and mission because: (350 words)

4. I feel that the Admissions Committee should know this about me (note: do not repeat any aspect of your primary application or essays provided above): (350 words)

Essay Topics ('15 – '16)

1. I believe I fit within the UA COM “ Phoenix culture because: (350 words)

2. I feel that the last 12-18 months have confirmed my desire to pursue a career in medicine because: (350 words)

3. I understand that diversity is defined in many ways at the UA COM “ Phoenix and I feel that I would add value to the diverse learning environment and mission because: (350 words)

4. I feel that the Admissions Committee should know this about me (note: do not repeat any aspect of your primary application or essays provided above): (350 words)

Essay Topics ('14 – '15)

1. Have you previously applied to The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix? If answered yes, why do you feel you are a stronger applicant this year? (350 words)

2. After learning more about our mission and values as a medical school, share how you fit within the UA Phoenix Med culture. (350 words)

3. Elaborate on what has occurred in the last 12-18 months that has influenced your goal and preparation for a career in medicine. (350 words)

4. What unique or challenging factors in your background (childhood/adulthood) have enhanced your character? (350 words)

5. What is important to you that you want to make sure the Admissions Committee knows about you that is not already included in your application? (350 words)

Essay Topics ('13 – '14)

1. After learning more about our mission and values as a medical school, share how you fit within the UA Phoenix Med culture. (350 words)

2. Elaborate on what has occurred in the last 12-18 months that has influenced your goal and preparation for a career in medicine. (350 words)

3. What unique or challenging factors in your background (childhood/adulthood) have enhanced your character? (350 words)

4. What is important to you that you want to make sure the Admissions Committee knows about you that is not already included in your application? (350 words)

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