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Mayo Medical Schools Expands to Arizona

New vice dean named for Mayo Medical School

Michele Y. Halyard, M.D, a radiation oncologist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, has been named vice dean, Mayo Medical School – Arizona Campus. Dr. Halyard will be responsible for undergraduate medical education activities on the Arizona campus and will coordinate Mayo Medical School academic, curricular, and administrative activities and programs in Arizona.

Dr. Halyard’s primary focus will be providing Arizona leadership with the support necessary to establish a branch of Mayo Medical School on the Scottsdale campus.

Dr. Halyard earned her M.D. degree from Howard University, where she also completed her residency in radiation oncology. Dr. Halyard completed her fellowship in radiation oncology at Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education. She became a consultant in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, in 1989 and went on to chair the department.  Dr. Halyard is an associate professor of radiation oncology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and is board certified in therapeutic radiology. Dr. Halyard has had significant Mayo Clinic leadership experience, including membership on the Mayo Clinic Board of Governors in Arizona and the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees.

Most recently, Dr. Halyard was appointed as an associate medical director for Development in Arizona and she will continue to serve in that role. Dr. Halyard is an accomplished course director in the Mayo School for Continuous Professional Development, a mentor to many residents, medical students and medical professionals and a notable researcher and author.

Mayo Medical School, based on Rochester, Minn., is working with Arizona State University to expand Mayo’s medical school to the Phoenix metropolitan area. Students at all Mayo locations will have the option of completing an ASU master’s degree in the science of health care delivery as they earn Mayo medical degrees. The master’s degrees components include social and behavioral determinants of health, health care policy, health economics, management science, biomedical informatics, systems engineering and value principles of health care.

Mayo Medical School enrolls 50 medical students each year. It received 4,327 applications for those spots last year. The Arizona expansion will allow additional students to enroll. The medical school is integrated with medical practice and research at Mayo Clinic.

Mayo Medical Schools Expands to Arizona

Mayo Medical School Expands To Arizona With New Campus

Mayo Clinic has announced the expansion of its Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn., to a new campus in Arizona. The new expansion, in addition to being a symbol of Mayo’s commitment to leadership in patient-centered academic excellence, will allow Mayo to continue redefining the field of medical education.

The new Mayo Medical School – Arizona Campus will include a collaboration with Arizona State University. At this new branch, 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.

Regarding the new expansion, John Noseworthy, M.D., the president and CEO of Mayo Clinic, says, “This is one of the most important and exciting initiatives we can undertake. For Mayo Clinic, this new branch of Mayo Medical School is firmly aligned with Mayo’s commitment to patient-centered academic excellence and redefining the field of medical education. Together with ASU, we will create the health care workforce of the future.”

ASU President Michael Crow was also excited about the new campus.

“Mayo Medical School is believed to be the first medical school in the U.S. to offer an embedded master’s degree in the science of health care delivery,” Crow says. “ASU is proud to partner with Mayo in this innovative approach to providing future physicians with the complementary competencies needed to deliver high-value care.”

Even Arizona governor Jan Brewer had a few words on the expansion: “This is very good news for all of Arizona. It’s a great example of how Mayo Clinic and ASU are working together to continue to raise Arizona’s profile as a national and international hub for innovation in medical education and health care delivery.”

The new branch of Mayo Medical School will be based on Mayo’s Scottsdale campus in buildings to be remodeled and retrofitted just for it. The campus faculty will be drawn from both Mayo’s instructional resources and experts from ASU, providing a wide range of educational experience.

The specialized Science of Health Care Delivery degree will address the changing needs of 21st century health care delivery, and will include components like social and behavioral determinants of health, health care policy, health economics, management science, biomedical informatics, systems engineering and value principles of health care.

For additional information on the new Mayo Medical School expansion, visit: dev.newsblog.mayoclinic.org or asunews.asu.edu.