University of Arizona College of Medicine in Downtown Phoenix is Growing

ua-health-sciences-education-building-phoenix-azStudents are returning for another term at the UA College of Medicine and their numbers have grown. Our sources tell us that 80 new students will be attending classes in this summer/fall term, the largest number since the College of Medicine opened its doors and making the total enrollment a tad over 200.

Helping make larger enrollment possible is the opening of the Health Science Education building located at 435 N. 5th Street on the TGen campus. In addition to med students, the building will offer classes to NAU students studying to earn degrees in physical therapy and physician assistant.  Below is a piece Al Bravo from the UA College of Medicine sent us.

The 265,000-square-foot education building includes lecture halls, classrooms, learning studios, a simulation center, anatomy labs and offices.The building will be used by the College of Medicine – Phoenix, the UA College of Pharmacy and the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. In addition, Northern Arizona University’s College of Health and Human Services will play host to students in two programs in the building. The college will expand its physical therapy program from Flagstaff to Phoenix and is starting a new physician’s assistant program as well.

The 6th class at the downtown med school is comprised of 44 men and 36 woman with nearly 50% graduating from Arizona universities and competing against 2669 applicants. If you do the math, only 3% of the applicants were accepted into the program.

In addition to the new health sciences building, the UA College of Medicine will be breaking ground on the University of Arizona Cancer Center later this year… a 250,000 structure and more biotech labs associated with TGEN. Is that cool or what?

If you’ve read any of our articles about the medical school you know we are big fans. The University of Arizona’s commitment to make downtown Phoenix a bio-medical haven has done much to enhance the urban experience and help put the region on the job, technology,education and news map. We can be very proud to be Phoenicians these days and owe many thanks to those who envisioned and made the downtown Phoenix UA College of Medicine a reality.

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