12 East Valley Students Don Their White Coats at the UA Med School
Twelve college graduates with East Valley connections recently donned their white coats — the defining symbol of a physician — as they became members of the University Arizona’s College of Medicine –Phoenix Class of 2022.
Kristina Yancey (pictured right), a mesa native, was one of the 12. She was recently profiled in the East Valley Tribune.
Founded in 2007, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix inspires and trains exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders to optimize health and health care in Arizona and beyond. By cultivating collaborative research locally and globally, the college accelerates discovery in a number of critical areas — including cancer, stroke, traumatic brain injury and cardiovascular disease. Championed as a student-centric campus, the college has graduated 433 physicians, all of whom received exceptional training from nine clinical partners and 1,800 diverse faculty members. As the anchor to the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, which is projected to have an economic impact of $3.1 billion by 2025, the college prides itself on engaging with the community, fostering education, inclusion, access and advocacy.