Mayo Clinic In Arizona Med School Starting By Late Summer

By Heather van Blokland
Published: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 5:05am
Updated: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 7:51am

The Mayo Clinic in Arizona will have a new medical school by the end of the summer. It’s the next development after the academic institution was the only school in the nation to receive two awards.

Richard Zimmerman is with the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Mayo’s quality, he says, ranks better than about 2,000 hospitals measured each year.

“If you have a higher death rate than you should, you are going to have a ratio greater than one. Mayo Clinic hospital in Arizona is about 60 percent lower mortality than the national average,” Zimmerman said.

Mayo Clinic’s Minnesota medical school is expanding the campus here to Arizona and will begin its first class in summer. The school will operate as one campus, with classes in both locations.

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