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UArizona Health Sciences Primary Care Physician Scholarship Program Expands Eligibility to General Surgery Students

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Primary Care Physician Scholarship Program has expanded its eligibility to students specializing in general surgery. 

Scholarship applications are available at the College of Medicine – Tucson and the College of Medicine – Phoenix for students who intend to pursue residency training in family medicine, general internal medicine, geriatric medicine, general pediatrics, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, and now general surgery. 

Each scholarship recipient agrees to practice medicine in a federally designated underserved community for at least two years and up to four years after graduation and residency training.  

For the 2021-22 school year, 13 scholarships are available at the College of Medicine – Tucson and 22 at the College of Medicine – Phoenix. Students in the incoming Class of 2025 have priority, after which any remaining spots may be available to eligible second-, third- and fourth-year medical students. 

The final application deadlines are May 31 in Phoenix and June 7 in Tucson. The recipients will be announced in June. 

Have a question about eligibility requirements and applying? Contact the College of Medicine – Tucson at or the College of Medicine – Phoenix at

About the Primary Care Physician Scholarship Program 

The UArizona Health Sciences Primary Care Physician Scholarship Program helps address the urgent need for physicians by paying the tuition of students who agree to practice in underserved communities in Arizona. 

Because of the program, almost 70 future primary care physicians are on track to fulfill a critical health care need for Arizonans over the next several years while also reducing their student debt load. 

The scholarship program was developed in partnership with and funded by a portion of $8 million approved by the Arizona Legislature and Gov. Doug Ducey in 2019. The first five scholarship recipients graduated in May 2020 and are currently in residency programs. 


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