2020 Year in Review

Ryan Loebe
Ryan Loebe

While the world stood still during the majority of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix community remained focused in educating the next generation of physicians, advancing innovative medical research and advocating for underrepresented individuals in health care. In case you missed our top stories this past year, here’s an overview of what our students, staff and faculty have accomplished in 2020.

A Look Back at 2020


About the College

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 669 physicians, all of whom received exceptional training from nine clinical partners and more than 2,600 diverse faculty members. As the anchor to the Phoenix Bioscience Core, 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.