Eighty students will arrive this week for classes at the University of Arizona’s medical school in Phoenix.
Those students represent the largest class since the university’s College of Medicine established a downtown Phoenix campus five years ago.
The students soon will share the newly opened health sciences education building with Northern Arizona University students studying to become physical therapists and physician assistants.
The campus is scheduled to expand later this year with the groundbreakings of a 250,000-square-foot University of Arizona Cancer Center and a privately funded biotech lab next to the building anchored by the Translational Genomics Research Institute and International Genomics Consortium.
The Arizona Cancer Center is slated to become the campus’ first clinical presence with a scheduled groundbreaking later this year.