Medical school can be a pretty sterile place, where it’s easy to forget humanity. And that's especially the case when it involves that first-year cadaver.
But the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine – Phoenix takes a unique approach. Our students actually attend a celebration of appreciation for their cadaver. And before that, they get creative with the school’s Art in Medicine program.
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 2,500 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.