The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix hosted its first virtual commencement ceremony for its 93 newly minted physicians. Although this graduation was unlike anything the college has ever hosted, the tenth graduating class was still able to celebrate with traditions that make the College of Medicine – Phoenix’s graduation ceremony one-of-a-kind. Highlights of the ceremony were featured on 12 News.
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 593 physicians, all of whom received exceptional training from nine clinical partners and more than 2,400 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.