Creighton University School of Medicine students have the opportunity to live and learn on two campuses – one in Omaha and one in Phoenix, Arizona at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. Creighton’s Phoenix campus is the only Catholic medical school campus west of Omaha. Phoenix is also home to a number of residency and fellowship programs through the Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance.
Nationally recognized for quality tertiary care, medical education and research, St. Joseph’s was the first hospital in the Phoenix area. It’s home to the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the Heart & Lung Institute and a Level I Trauma Center.
After spending your first two years as a medical student training in Omaha, you will have the option to move to Phoenix to complete your final two years of training. Openings are currently limited to 48 third-year students in the 2019-2020 academic year and will increase to 60 third-year students in the 2020-2021 through 2022-2023 academic years, and a lottery system determines which interested students will move to Phoenix and which students will remain in Omaha.
Whether you train in Omaha or Phoenix, the clinical education you receive at Creighton will prepare you for placement into prestigious residencies in highly competitive fields throughout the country.