Creighton University wants students to have the opportunity to work in a wide variety of clinical settings with diverse patient populations. That’s why we established our Phoenix campus at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center—the only Catholic medical school campus west of Omaha—and future home of a suite of health sciences degree programs.
Finish at Phoenix
After spending your first two years of medical school training in Omaha, you will have the option to enter a lottery to be one of 42 students selected to finish their final two years at the Phoenix campus. The clinical training you receive at either campus will prepare you for highly competitive and prestigious residencies across the country.
Meeting the Looming Nurses Shortage
The Southwest needs compassionate, well-educated professionals to meet the health care needs of a growing senior population. That’s why, beginning in January 2018, you can earn an accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or complete the RN-to-BSN program through Creighton College of Nursing in Phoenix.
Founded in 1895, St. Joseph’s was the first hospital in Phoenix and is one of the premier hospitals in the region. This 480-bed academic medical center offers a comprehensive range of specialized medical and surgical services, including residency and fellowship programs in most specialties. The faculty and staff at St. Joseph’s are also strongly committed to addressing the health and social needs of the of the poor and underserved.
Home to the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the Norton Thoracic Institute, Center for Women’s Health, University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s and a Level I Trauma Center, the hospital will provide a variety of experiences and opportunities to develop your skills. Dignity Health is one of the largest health care systems in the West.
Creighton is expanding the health education alliance with its partners at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center; Maricopa Integrated Health System; and District Medical Group. Through this partnership, Creighton University School of Medicine will offer over 17 residency and fellowship programs with over 425 resident and fellow positions. The alliance plans to develop new programs in medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, and physical therapy in the Phoenix area.