Guy L. Reed, MD, MS, Hayley Kiernan, MD, Provost Liesl Folks, PhD, MBA, and Michael Dake, MD, Senior Vice President for UArizona Health Sciences
Guy L. Reed, MD, MS, Hayley Kiernan, MD, Provost Liesl Folks, PhD, MBA, and Michael Dake, MD, Senior Vice President for UArizona Health Sciences

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Guy L. Reed, MD, MS, Hayley Kiernan, MD, Provost Liesl Folks, PhD, MBA, and Michael Dake, MD, Senior Vice President for UArizona Health Sciences
Guy L. Reed, MD, MS, Hayley Kiernan, MD, Provost Liesl Folks, PhD, MBA, and Michael Dake, MD, Senior Vice President for UArizona Health Sciences
This Recent Medical School Grad Hopes to Serve Rural Arizona Communities

Hayley Kiernan, MD, a graduate in the college's Class of 2022, recently spoke with KJZZ's The Show about her medical school experience, which took place during the pandemic, as well as what led her to medical school.

Dr. Kiernan is now at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where she starts her residency in orthopedic surgery this week.

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 669 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.