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University of Arizona medical school in Phoenix earns accreditation

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PHOENIX — The University of Arizona’s medical school in Phoenix has received full accreditation, a step university President Robert C. Robbins called an important milestone.

The college was granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, a national accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to M.D. degrees.

The decision followed a site visit by an evaluation committee in March.

The Phoenix college opened its four-year program as a branch campus of the university’s Tucson medical college in 2008.

The Phoenix campus received separate preliminary accreditation in 2012 and provisional accreditation in 2015.

Robbins said accreditation assured students they were getting an outstanding education and it demonstrates to Arizona residents that the University of Arizona is graduating exceptional physicians.

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