According to William Crist, MD, vice president of health affairs for UA, this agreement sets the stage for an aligned and collaborative pediatric research program as well as providing groundwork for coordinated medical student and graduate medical education programs.
Dr. William Crist, UA's vice president for health affairs, said he is concerned there won't be enough room for UA medical students because St. Joe's agreed to make Creighton's 84 medical students a priority.
"We're not mad," he
"We're still friends.
has solid partnerships with the majority of the Valley's hospitals, including Banner Health
, Carl T. Hayden Medical Center, Maricopa Integrated Health System, Mayo Hospital, Phoenix Children's Hospital, and Scottsdale Healthcare
job will be to see which of those facilities will be willing to partner with UA
to help finance the expansion of its cancer center in Phoenix.
"Plenty of people are interested," Crist
"We are talking to a lot of people to get the best plan."
said the cancer center most likely would be built near the Phoenix Biomedical Campus
, which houses the medical school and the Translational Genomics Research Institute
envisions an outpatient center that would be anywhere from 200,000 square feet to 250,000 square feet, offering medical oncology, laboratory testing, imaging and radiation therapy.
"We have relationships with almost every health system in town in terms of rotating medical students," Crist
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