Eedge of the Phoenix metropolitan area

Endless options for adventure

Bustling city or silent mountains? Warm desert or snowy peaks? In Arizona, the choice is yours – and nowhere else will you find so much to choose from. With five distinct regions, dozens of national and state parks, and hundreds of towns and cities, Arizona’s landscape is as diverse as it is beautiful.

With more than 300 days of sunshine each year, Arizona is a goldmine for nature and outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy hiking, biking, boating, swimming, golf, tennis, horseback riding, and even skiing and snowboarding during the winter months with just a short drive north to the mountains. Take a weekend trip to Arizona destinations including Sedona, Tucson, the Grand Canyon, Mogollon Rim and the White Mountains. Phoenix’s central location also makes it easy to drive to the bright lights of Las Vegas and the beaches of southern California, or Mexico in just a few hours.

Love sports?  Phoenix has four professional sports teams: The Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Coyotes, Phoenix Suns and the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Valley is also home to Spring Training for many major league baseball teams.

Relocation, Housing & Employment

Moving to a new city can be hectic, but we know that once you move here you will love it! Nearby Arizona State University provides you with access to a rich college atmosphere and a variety of affordable housing and employment options, both during school and after you graduate. Nearly 70% of SCNM students are from out-of-state and have relocated to the sunny, beautiful Tempe area. There are several apartment and condo complexes within walking distance of campus, and on most days you’ll see students biking and walking to class.

Working at SCNM - More Than a Paycheck

Working a limited number of hours during school can support your academic performance and demonstrate your (removed some verbiage here) ability to succeed in a professional setting. Due to the rigors of the ND program, we don't recommend that you work a lot of hours, but most students find once they get acclimated to medical school they can comfortably work a few hours a week.

To be eligible for on-campus positions, students must be matriculated in a SCNM degree-granting program, enrolled at least half-time in classes and be able to present original identification that satisfies the requirements of Form I-9. International students must have a visa that permits them to work in the United States.

Types of Student Employment

Federal Work Study (FWS): Work part-time in the library, research department, medical center laboratory, or other departments within the college. You may also assist faculty and students as teaching assistants or tutors. Positions change quarterly. Contact the SCNM Financial Aid Office at 480.222.9202 or finaid@scnm.edu for more information. Interested students should complete a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and must have received, and accepted, financial aid through the FWS program.

Hourly Employment: There are also non-federal work study opportunities available to students. These positions are available through the SCNM Human Resources Department directly. Positions are regularly posted here.