Mayo Clinic And ASU Develop Joint Certification Program To Teach Students About Healthcare Delivery
The Mayo Clinic and the Arizona State University have collaborated for more than a decade on various projects including nursing education, dual degree programs, joint research, intellectual property disclosures, and faculty appointments. Now, the two institutions have teamed up once again to offer a new program.
The Mayo Clinic School of Medicine is set to open in the summer of 2017, and students attending this school will simultaneously complete the joint Mayo-ASU certificate program. The new program is part of Mayo-ASU’s Alliance for Health Care and will teach students the science of healthcare delivery. The curriculum has been designed to equip physicians to deliver care in the 21st century.
“It’s a tall order to deliver affordable and high-quality care to everybody,” says Dr. Wyatt Decker, CEO of the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.
Thought leaders on healthcare delivery from around the country are increasingly finding their way to Arizona, he adds.
The medical school curriculum will be developed and overseen by the Mayo Clinic and graduating students will be conferred with MD degrees. ASU plans to build a Health Solutions Innovations Center on land it has purchased near Mayo’s northeast Phoenix location. Once the new building is complete, two existing schools of science and healthcare delivery and biomedical informatics will also be housed there.