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UArizona Medical Student Graduates Early to Help During Pandemic

Kelly Speaking with 12 News
Kelly Speaking with 12 News
Megan Kelly, MD, an early graduate from the Class of 2020, spoke with 12 News about her decision to graduate early to better serve the state of Arizona during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Kelly is one of 30 early graduates from the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix who will help care for patients during this outbreak. 

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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.