2022 Year in Review

Thomas Kelly
Thomas Kelly


The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix experienced a historic year in 2022. Not only did it mark the 10th anniversary of the college's separate accreditation, but it also heralded the college's reaccreditation for the maximum eight years by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). These achievements, though impactful, were only a small part of the college's 2022 story.

A new class of 120 medical students was welcomed in July, beginning their journey to an MD. Community and clinical partnerships set record levels of funding to support educational pathways for underserved students. Researchers continued to innovate and identify new therapies for complex medical problems. And the college welcomed renowned leaders with a shared mission to help chart the course for the next phase of growth and innovation.

The 2022 Year in Review highlights some of the accomplishments of our students, staff and faculty.

A Look Back at 2022

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.