Medical Student Education

The University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine predoctoral educational programs provide core elements to all medical students, "putting it together" from the generalist's perspective.

Third-Year Clerkship

The Family and Community Medicine Third-Year Clerkship utilizes a community-oriented family medicine problem-solving conceptual approach to common clinical problems and prevention. Students are assigned from a variety of clinical sites, urban and rural, located throughout the state of Arizona.

Third-Year Clerkship

Fourth-Year Elective

Unique Fourth-Year Elective Opportunities in the Family and Community Medicine Program include: Indian Health Service Preceptorship; Emergency Care in Family Practice; Preceptorship in International Health (Open to UA students only); Global Health: Clinical and Community Care annual course, (open to all Year III or IV, U.S. and Canadian medical students and primary care residents)

Fourth-Year Electives

Opportunities related to Family and Community Medicine

Diversity in Medicine Visiting Student Scholarship

Scholarship Goals:

  • Encourage students who self-identify with groups who are underrepresented in medicine to consider residency at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine Tucson
  • Promote student awareness of opportunities in academic medicine
  • Provide mentoring and networking for students who identify as underrepresented in medicine
  • Provide a stipend of up to $1,500 to help offset cost of housing and travel

How to Apply