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UArizona Medical Students to Deliver Healthy Meals to Cancer Patients in Phoenix

Medical Students Delivering Meals from the Joy Bus
Medical Students Delivering Meals from the Joy Bus
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix medical students will soon deliver healthy meals to the homes of cancer patients in Phoenix as part of a partnership with Valley-based nonprofit organization The Joy Bus

The Joy Bus collects and cooks donated food for volunteers to deliver to cancer patients around the Valley, with first- and second-year medical students enrolled in the Culinary Medicine Capstone Course at the college now joining them as part of the partnership.

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.