Mayo Clinic announces the expansion of Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn., to Arizona, creating a branch to be called Mayo Medical School—Arizona Campus. The expansion signals Mayo’s continued commitment to enhancing its national and international leadership in patient-centered academic excellence. The Mayo Medical School – Arizona Campus will include a key collaboration with Arizona State University (ASU).
John Noseworthy, M.D., President and CEO of Mayo Clinic explains how the expansion will provide Mayo with a platform to help redefine the field of medical education, training the medical professional workforce of tomorrow in team-based, high quality and affordable care for patients across a broad demographic.
Wyatt Decker, M.D., Vice President, Mayo Clinic and CEO for Mayo Clinic in Arizona discusses why Mayo Clinic chose the Arizona campus as the location for its medical school expansion. He explains, “We are very excited that the expansion of Mayo Medical School to Arizona will further enhance our leadership role in training the next generation of physicians.”
“The continuing success of our partnership with ASU allows us the collective ability to redesign medical education in ways that align with the future of health care delivery,” says Dr. Decker. A major differentiating feature at this new branch of Mayo Medical School: all students will complete a specialized master’s degree in the Science of Health Care Delivery granted by ASU, concurrently with their medical degree from Mayo Medical School, believed to be the first medical school to offer such a program.