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Prof Studies in Health Science (Certificate NDP) 
Program Description

The Pathway Scholars Program (PSP) is a one year graduate certificate program intended for Arizona residents who desire to pursue a career in medicine. The program is designed for students who have experienced unique or greater than average challenges in preparing to become competitive medical school applicants. Consideration will be given to Arizona Residents that are:

  • Socioeconomically disadvantaged.
  • First generation college attendees.
  • From rural Arizona.
  • Members of Federally recognized American Indian Tribes.
  • Committed to serving the under-served and diverse populations of Arizona.

The purpose of this program is to prepare students, who possess the qualities that would make them superb physicians but lack the foundational and sophisticated learning and time management skills necessary, to succeed in medical school. The program incorporates elements of Peer Assisted Learning and structured study in the curriculum, as well as medical school coursework to assess the students ability to endure the rigors of the College of Medicine - Phoenix curriculum.

Upon successful completion of the PSP, students will be granted a Graduate Certificate in “Professional Studies in Health Sciences” and if the student has met set milestones and competencies, will matriculate into the College of Medicine – Phoenix.

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. Please check back in June for application information.

For more information regarding admissions please email us or call 602-827-2005.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

COM Phoenix Academic Affairs -

The Pathway Scholars Program is offered at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix campus. Upon successful completion, students will earn a Master of Medical Studies.

College of Medicine, Phoenix  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Stephanie L Hatlestad
Graduate Program Coordinator
Stephanie L Hatlestad
Director of Graduate Studies
Maria Manriquez-Sanchez
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Christina M Inocencio
Tuition and Fees
Please refer to the UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees. 
Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

Please contact our office of Admissions and Recruitment for more information.

Admissions & Recruitment:
(602) 827-2005
Standardized Tests

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

Financial Aid

Please contact for more information regarding financial aid for this program.

Admissions Deadlines

Please contact our office of Admissions and Recruitment for more information.

Admissions & Recruitment:
(602) 827-2005
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

Please contact for more information.

Minor Requirements


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Last revised 29 Apr 2015