After successfully navigating the accreditation process that began six years ago, the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix has been granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
What does this mean for Phoenix, the University of Arizona Health Sciences and the state of Arizona?
This programmatic accreditation recognizes the strength and excellence of UA College of Medicine – Phoenix and its ability to transform today’s students into tomorrow’s physicians,educators and scientists.
UA College of Medicine – Phoenix has marched a stellar path to meet our goal of full accreditation:
- More than 354 physicians graduated from the College of Medicine – Phoenix since 2007
- 5,358 students have competed for our 2017 class of 80 medical school slots in Phoenix
- Visionary faculty leadership and innovative curricula have led to successful outcomes for our students and prepared them to meet the health needs of the communities they will serve.
Cutting-edge simulation laboratories, state-of-the-art research and learning spaces, and inter-professional training opportunities ensure that our students benefit from the highest-quality medical education available.
“We have many more ambitious goals for the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix,” shared Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, MS, FACS, Interim Senior Vice President, University of Arizona Health Sciences. “Full accreditation means we can pursue them boldly. We will never stop delivering on our promise to improve the health of Arizona.”