Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona

Mayo Medical School expands to the Valley of the Sun

In 2017, Mayo Clinic's campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, will become the third campus of Mayo Medical School. Students will join about 5,700 Mayo Clinic employees who care for more than 100,000 patients every year. It's a close-knit (but not too small) Mayo Clinic campus in one of the biggest metropolitan areas in the country.

Mayo Clinic opened its campus in Scottsdale in 1987 to provide more convenient care for patients in the Southwest. In 1998, Mayo Clinic Hospital opened in Phoenix and was the first hospital planned, designed and built by Mayo Clinic. The campus boasts the latest in health care technology, including a new, highly advanced proton beam facility. The practice here, renowned for its quality and patient safety, focuses on adult specialty and surgical care in more than 65 medical and surgical disciplines.

Collaborations with nearby health care organizations expand this depth of experiential training for our students to additional specialties and diverse patient populations. Mix in the strong alliance built between Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University, a premier research institution, and the educational opportunities are limitless.

Why choose Arizona? The state has 92 wilderness areas, 26 peaks over 10,000 feet high, 31 state parks, and 25 national parks and monuments. Only one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World is a canyon, and Arizona has it.

Did we mention that the sun shines 300 days a year? Year-round, you can hike or bike on desert and mountain trails, fish, rock climb, or golf. More of a spectator? There are professional football, basketball, hockey and baseball teams, and NASCAR, too. The greater Phoenix area has it all: dining, nightlife, music, arts, sports and recreation opportunities galore.

You could be among the first physicians to graduate from this new campus of Mayo Medical School, taking advantage of the medical school's innovative national curriculum and its new state-of-the-art school facilities in Arizona, scheduled for completion in June 2016.

Jan. 04, 2015