March 4, 2021
The Integrated Education and Research Building will be constructed between the Mayo Clinic Building and Arizona State University's Health Futures building in Phoenix. Construction is expected to be completed in 2024.
The new building will be home to Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and its five schools (Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, Mayo Clinic School of Biomedical Sciences, and Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development), and more than 20 biomedical and translational research labs. Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine also will retain space at the Scottsdale campus, as will Mayo's research programs at the Mayo Clinic Collaborative Research Building and the Samuel C. Johnson Medical Research Building.
"This is a great investment in education at Mayo Clinic and will bring our students in close proximity to both Practice and Research," says Michele Halyard, M.D., dean of Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in Arizona. "It will enhance education at Mayo Clinic through innovative spaces and interaction with researchers, physicians and other members of the health care team, which will add to the student experience."
Mayo Clinic in Arizona trains more than 200 residents and fellows each year through its extensive Graduate Medical Education program, and more than 1,500 residents and fellows across the institution. Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine will graduate its inaugural class in Arizona this year, with more than 400 medical students currently enrolled across Arizona, Florida and Rochester. Once the new building is complete, all learners and medical students will be able to rotate through the Integrated Education and Research Building, which will provide innovative, collaborative and transformative educational space.
"This building will be inclusive and inspiring and will create synergies across all shields to recruit potential future scientists and care providers," says Fredric Meyer, M.D., Waugh Executive Dean for Education. "All students and learners will experience advanced learning space for biomedical training that will prepare them to become the health care providers and scientists of the future."