The Pre-Medical Admissions Pathway (P-MAP) Program is a 13-month, full-time, intensive medical school preparation program designed for students who have experienced greater than average challenges in preparing to become competitive medical school applicants. The program includes a Master of Science degree in Cellular & Molecular Medicine, professional and clinical development, and success seminars. Those who successfully complete the program requirements will receive conditional admission to the UA College of Medicine-Tucson campus.
The P-MAP program focuses on three main areas of preparation:
- Educational Enrichment: a combination of graduate coursework, previews of medical school block courses, and work with a learning specialist to develop strategies for handling the pace, rigor and volume of content to be covered in medical school.
- Professional Socialization: Development of professional skills that are expected of a physician, including mentorship, clinical experience, opportunities to give professional presentations and clinical medicine professional etiquette.
- Life Management: Training and coaching in financial and stress management, goal setting for medical school and beyond, and the transition to the medical school curriculum. P-MAP also provides access to confidential counseling services.
The purpose of the P-MAP curriculum is to facilitate the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are needed for students to be successful in medical school and to eventually become providers of high-quality healthcare for Arizona.