COM-T MedEd Update: Orientation Week and Multiple Mini Interview Assistance

Kevin Moynahan, MD, FACPThe fInfographic on 'Class of 2023' (as of 7/11/19) for University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucsonollowing message is from Kevin Moynahan, MD, a general internal medicine physician with the University of Arizona Division of Geriatrics, General Internal and Palliative Medicine, in his additional role as deputy dean for education at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson:

Orientation Activities Welcome the Class of 2023

The UA College of Medicine – Tucson will welcome its newest class of medical students to the MedCat community on July 22. The goal of Orientation Week is to develop a sense of professional identity, community and collegiality. Each day is filled with activities to help the students become familiar with the UA Health Sciences campus.

A highlight for the week will be the traditional White Coat Ceremony, where incoming students will be presented at the UA Centennial Hall with their first white coats as future physicians in training. This will be held from 5-7 p.m., Friday, July 26. Tickets are required. Faculty are encouraged to support the program with a donation. Learn more here.

Check out demographics about the Class of 2023 at right (click here or on image to enlarge). Numbers are effective as of July 11.

Admissions – We Need Your Help!

Each year, the dedicated faculty members and students on the Admissions Committee receive almost 10,000 applications for approximately 120 seats at the College of Medicine – Tucson.

It is gratifying work, but we need you to help us with the interview process to select the next generation of physicians.

The Office of Admissions is recruiting MMI (Multiple-Mini Interview) Evaluators for the upcoming cycle. More information is available for faculty and staff who wish to volunteer.Megan Sorenson

Get involved and help decide who the next class of medical students will be at the College of Medicine – Tucson! It’s easy to sign up to assist with the medical student interviewing process. For details, please email Megan Sorenson at

The Admissions Office will host the following evaluator training sessions:

  • Tuesday, July 16: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in the College of Medicine (Room 3117)
  • Wednesday, Aug. 14: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. in the College of Medicine (Room 3116)
  • Saturday, Aug. 17: Mock MMI Event, Health Sciences Innovation Building (email Ms. Sorenson for more on this)

Tanisha Price-Johnson, PhD, and Tejal Parikh, MDFor additional information, contact: Tejal Parikh, MD, Assistant Dean for Admissions (, or Tanisha Price-Johnson, PhD, Executive Director for Admissions (, UA College of Medicine – Tucson.

To learn more, visit

This second news item above also includes info from Dr. Moynahan’s June 2019 Medical Education Update, which posted on June 6, 2019.

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07/12/2019 - 10:15am
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