University of Arizona Reviews of Doctorates in Health Sciences

  • 10 Reviews
  • Tucson (AZ)
  • Annual Tuition: $12,368
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Reviews - Doctorates in Health Sciences

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Erica Toth
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Ph.D program. Overall, pleased; some courses could use updates and reviews, especially ones for first years. We have a required course with the PharmD students that isn't particularly suited to our program and is very difficult for our students. Professors are generally helpful, understanding, and willing to meet outside of classes. Workload varies depending on which lab you join."
Diana Villa-Guillen
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Pros: The Cancer Biology PhD program is very versatile and you are able to choose your minor in any health-related field. Faculty has very high expertise. If you are unsure about the research area, you can do even four lab rotations before officially joining a lab. Cons: There is not enough diversity, as there are not so many international students in this particular program. If you are latino/hispanic, sometimes you can feel like an outcast. Moreover, if you are planning to stay in Tucson after graduation, it will be hard to find a job. Most of the people move to Phoenix, as there are not so many science-related jobs in Tucson."
Jeremy Oulton
  • Reviewed: 5/25/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The University of Arizona College of Medicine is easily compared to other medical schools across the nation in education, opportunities, and overall quality. The cost of living I don't feel can be beat, with an average monthly rental price of a single room home at around $500. Where I feel the school falls short for medical students is with scholarships--tuition for residents costs around $30,000 a year, and the largest scholarships are around $1,500 a year."
Brandon Nokes
  • Reviewed: 12/27/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"UACOM is a wonderful place to go to med school. The students are all very close and courteous to one-another and the faculty are always very accessible."
Jeremy Oulton
  • Reviewed: 7/5/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The University of Arizona College of Medicine prepares its students well for their respective fields within medicine. The college works close with students to accommodate most unexpected circumstances like maternity/paternity leave, family death, course remediation, and national exam preparation. The cost of a medical education continues to rise, and while the school does have a friendly and knowledgeable financial aid office, they are unable to offer more than federal loans to a majority of students. The rising debt burden of the students may limit some to specialties other than primary care fields, though the school does offer information about a few competitive loan forgiveness programs for those wishing to pursue work in a primary care field."
Aqib Zehri
  • Reviewed: 5/4/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The medical school allows students to have a flexible schedules so that student may pursue opportunities he/she is passionate about. Also, the school has a P/F system with no internal ranking."
Pouran Malekzadeh
  • Reviewed: 4/2/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The University of Arizona Medical School has many positive attributes. Some of which include the supportive staff and peers who are dedicated to the students success. Another positive is the technology used both inside and outside the classroom to ensure multiple forms of efficient learning can take place since everyone has a different learning style. However, there is a drawback, the expensive tuition. This year's tuition and fees was $27,624 for residents and $45,466 for non-residents. As the cost of living continues to rise, so does student debt. This adversely affects my future medical ambitions. Upon matriculation of medical school, it is my goal to serve my community and country with programs such as National Health Service Corps and or Doctors Without Borders. I may, however, be more inclined to take a regular paying position in a clinic or hospital to pay off student debt if I am unable to secure enough funds. Thus, this scholarship would directly help alleviate the financial pressures of student debt. Thereby allowing me to pursue my true passion, which is serving underprivileged communities both locally and globally. Thank you for your considerations."
Jared Bartell
  • Reviewed: 2/4/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The UA COM curriculum transformed from a departmental-based approach to a more integrative, systems-based approach seven years ago and we are still experiencing the growing pains associated with this shift. There are clear advantages to this though: the instructors are extremely receptive to student feedback and are constantly adapting their teaching styles through subsequent years to teach students in the way that best prepares them for their clinical years and the boards. I've especially appreciated the approachability and clarity of teaching styles of our biochemistry, neurology, pulmonology, and pediatrics professors. Next year’s students will be welcomed with newly remodeled classrooms as of 2013, 3 years after the awesomely redone student lounge. Coming from Tempe, AZ, I can say without significant bias that Tucson is a beautiful city with a fantastic medical school!"
Huong Truong
  • Reviewed: 1/5/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"University of Arizona-College of Medicine allows many opportunities for students to learn medical knowledge as well as clinical skills. There are many ways in which a student can get involved in his or her interests. The Tucson area itself is a little small and lacks some social events. Also, there should be more scholarship opportunities for students."
Amber Bellafiore
  • Reviewed: 11/29/2012
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"College of medicine here is amazing, anyone would be lucky to be accepted"