Dean's Message: July 2018

Dean's Message: July 2018

Robert "Bo" DunlayDear Alumni, Family and Friends,

As we embark on a new academic year, I’d like to start with congratulating the Class of 2018 on their success. We had another excellent residency match year. Our learners are wonderful and always inspire me. You can read about where they are headed next in our Match Day recap. Please join me in wishing our recent graduates the best as they set out for new endeavors.

We continue growing our health sciences presence in Phoenix. Creighton University, through our partnership with the Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance, will now sponsor the Graduate Medical Education programs for two of the Valley’s largest healthcare institutions – Maricopa Integrated Health System and Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.

The world needs the type of servant leaders who are formed at the Creighton University School of Medicine. This partnership brings Creighton, a university recognized for providing outstanding training for students and residents in the health sciences, together with health care providers known for their impressive history of caring for members of the greater Phoenix community. Over the next few years, our Phoenix expansion will make Creighton University the largest Catholic health sciences educator in the country.

A revised curriculum, coming fall 2019, will allow us to maximize our mission, offering more for all of those we serve. This is the most comprehensive curriculum change in the history of our school, and a successful implementation will ensure our mission for the next generation of our Creighton family. The curriculum will emphasize our Jesuit, Catholic identity. 

In addition to the growth of our Phoenix campus, the School of Medicine has a steadily expanding sphere of influence due in part to our new physician assistant program and the ongoing excellence of our scientists. More than ever, I feel blessed for the wonderful work that we do every day. Thank you for your support of Creighton University.


Robert “Bo” Dunlay MD’81