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Medical Schools in Arizona

Medical Schools In Arizona: Rankings & Information

By Ola Baczynski

Arizona provides a diverse atmosphere in which to pursue medicine. This heterogenous state, which includes a large Hispanic and Native American population, allows an opportunity to practice among diverse communities. The demand for healthcare providers in Arizona is on the rise due to many fast-growing areas. The state also faces unique challenges, such as a lack of healthcare providers in rural areas, so students interested in practicing in underserved areas may find that Arizona is the perfect fit! With a stunning landscape and five medical schools, Arizona should be on the radar of many hopeful applicants.

Let’s take a look at all the medical schools in Arizona:

Medical Schools in Arizona Map

How Competitive are you for Medical School Admissions in Arizona ?

How Competitive are you for Medical School Admissions in Arizona ?

To determine your competitiveness for an Arizona medical school, you must review the average MCATs and GPAs for accepted students as well as the medical school acceptance rates. For out of state students, it is important to pay attention to how many out of state students are interviewed and what percentage are in the entering class each year.

So, how difficult is it to get accepted into an Arizona medical school? Let’s review the data. Below are the average MCAT scores and GPAs, interview rates for in state and out of state applicants, acceptance rates, percent of entering class that is in state, and tuition for all medical schools in Arizona.

Medical School Admissions Statistics 2019-2020

Admissions Statistics for Allopathic Medical Schools in Arizona

Admissions Statistics for Allopathic Medical Schools in Arizona

Below we list the following Arizona medical school admissions data, if available:

  • GPA
  • MCAT
  • Interview Rate(s)
  • Acceptance Rate
  • Percent of Entering Class In State
  • Tuition

University of Arizona – Tucson

GPA 3.72
MCAT 508
Interview Rate(s) 27.2% in-state | 3.3% out-state
Acceptance Rate 1.9%
Percent of Entering Class In State 60.2%
Tuition $31,652 in-state | $54,180 out-state

 

University of Arizona- Phoenix

GPA 3.82
MCAT 510
Interview Rate(s) 23.2% in-state | 4.6% out-state
Acceptance Rate NA
Percent of Entering Class In State 56.6%
Tuition $31,522 in-state | $53,394 out-state

 

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine – Arizona

GPA 3.91
MCAT 520
Interview Rate(s) NA in-state | NA out-state
Acceptance Rate 2.1%
Percent of Entering Class In State NA
Tuition $55,500

Admissions Statistics for Osteopathic Medical Schools in Arizona

Admissions Statistics for Osteopathic Medical Schools in Arizona

A.T. Still University of Health Sciences – Mesa

GPA 3.52
MCAT 504
Interview Rate(s) NA
Acceptance Rate NA in-state | NA out-state
Percent of Entering Class In State NA
Tuition $56,668

 

Midwestern University – Glendale, AZ

GPA 3.54
MCAT 508
Interview Rate(s) NA
Acceptance Rate NA in-state | NA out-state
Percent of Entering Class In State NA
Tuition $68,574

So, what can you do to increase your chances of getting accepted into an Arizona medical school?

So, what can you do to increase your chances of getting accepted into an Arizona medical school?

Arizona medical schools accept students with a broad range of GPAs and MCAT scores, so when evaluating how competitive you are, be honest with yourself. Are your MCAT and GPA close to the metrics for accepted students? If not, consider retaking your MCAT or enhancing your GPA. Two very prestigious MD schools have campuses in Arizona: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine as well as the University of Arizona-Tucson. Although Mayo Clinic is based in Rochester, Minnesota, it has a second campus in Scottsdale. Mayo Clinic ranks in the top ten medical schools in research according to US News and World Report. The University of Arizona- Tucson is also a highly regarded institution which offers an MD/PhD track. Don’t forget to look into additional degrees and programs offered at each institution. If you are interested in something like an MD/ PhD or MPH, generate a list of potential schools and look into their application processes. Some dual degree programs require applications concurrently as you apply to the MD, whereas other programs allow you to apply to dual degrees once you are already accepted, or even into your first year.