College of Medicine – Tucson

College of Medicine – Tucson

Advancing the health and wellness of our community and beyond while embracing diversity in the pursuit of excellence through innovation in our tripartite mission: education, research and patient care.

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Most Diverse Medical School
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Best Medical Schools: Research
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Best Medical Schools: Primary Care
U.S. News & World Report

The College of Medicine – Tucson is transforming academic medicine through innovative undergraduate and post-graduate medical education and training, interdisciplinary research, and collaborative health care delivery.

Michael Abecassis, MD, MBA
Dean, College of Medicine – Tucson

Michael Abecassis, MD, MBA
Female professor evaluating students in lab.

Our Students

Our MD program is designed to train highly skilled physicians dedicated to improving patient care and medical knowledge. A progressive, three-phase curriculum takes a holistic view of the human body and medical knowledge, preparing students to graduate with the skills to succeed in modern medicine.

Our Faculty

In partnership with Banner Health, medical students and residents receive instruction from nearly 1,600 faculty members and academic physicians who are at the forefront of medical innovation, inclusive excellence and human health.

African-American med student in lab.

Our Research

We are considered a leader in scientific discovery and innovation. Our interdisciplinary research teams are accelerating discovery to deliver precision medicine for the best patient and population outcomes while increasing extramural research funding to enable state-wide, national and global impact.