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UA Med School In Phoenix Bringing Art Education To Future Doctors

The Governor’s Arts Awards recently recognized a program that aims to bring creativity to medical students.

The Art in Medicine program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine — Phoenix has been going on since 2014, and is the brainchild of Cindi Standley, PhD, a professor of physiology and the program’s director.

The Show on KJZZ 91.5 spoke with her to learn how the program works.

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 665 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.