Creighton med school to open Phoenix campus

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OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha will have a new presence in Phoenix.

The Omaha school and St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix have announced the venture. The Phoenix campus will be formally known as Creighton University School of Medicine at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center.

The new Creighton campus will offer two years of clinical training. Next year, Creighton will expand its entering medical class from 126 to 152 students. All students will train for their first two years in Omaha. Starting in 2012, 42 third-year students will move to Phoenix for their final two years of training, and 110 third-year students will remain in Omaha. The Phoenix campus will graduate its first students in 2014.

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