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University of Arizona Medical School Works to Increase Physician Residency Positions

To address the Valley’s shortage of doctors, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix has a plan. Dean Guy Reed, MD, MS, spoke with the Maricopa Association of Governments, noting that increasing the number of residency positions will help.

“And to achieve that we’ve really partnered with our primary affiliation partner, Banner, over the course of now, three or four years to build out a strategic plan to add 320 new residents to Phoenix,” Dean Reed said.

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 more than 800 physicians, all of whom received exceptional training from nine clinical partners and more than 2,700 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.