It all starts with scholarships
When you support scholarships for medical students in Phoenix, you help us form a new generation of physicians ready to serve a region direly in need of health care professionals.
Creighton’s 183,000-square-foot, $100 million health sciences campus — opening in 2021 at Park Central in midtown Phoenix — will serve as a four-year medical school and accommodate nearly 900 students in multiple health care professions.
Creighton is preparing students for a workforce that demands innovative care and service amid a rapidly changing world.
Creighton’s new campus can't come to Phoenix soon enough, with Arizona requiring more health care professionals to meet the state’s booming population and the growing needs of aging and diverse demographics.
By 2030, Arizona is expected to have just one primary care doctor for every 1,500 people.
Health care shortage
According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, for active practitioners per state, Arizona ranks —
for active physicians
for active primary care physicians
for active general surgeons
Meeting a need
Creighton is an academic mainstay in Phoenix, sending medical students to Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center for rotations for more than a decade.
By and large, Phoenix medical students become Phoenix physicians. Over the past decade, more than 70% of Creighton medical students placed in Arizona have stayed in Arizona.
Your support of scholarships will continue to bring the best and brightest students to Phoenix and infuse the area with some of the most practice-ready physicians in the nation.
Scholarship support weighs significantly in students' decision to come to Creighton. Tuition alone doesn’t fully cover what it costs to educate our students. In fact, it only covers about two-thirds of it.
Most of our students receive financial aid or scholarships. Last year alone, Creighton awarded nearly 1,900 scholarships to students across all schools and colleges.
When you make a gift to scholarships, you help our students manage costs and make ends meet. But more than that, you give them a transformative sense of belonging, purpose and personal growth.
Make a difference today!
Contact a Director of Development
Michon Marcil Abts
Senior Director of Development, School of Medicine
Senior Director of Development, Heider College of Business and School of Medicine
Creighton physicians in Phoenix
Some of the best physicians in the nation, meeting an urgent need in the Southwest.
Creighton-educated physicians have stayed in Arizona for residency programs
residents and fellows
in 22 programs
Meeting a need in Phoenix
Britney Bell, BSCHM’13, MD’18, vividly remembers the stress of Match Day. After completing her last two years of medical school in Phoenix, she didn’t want to go anywhere else for her residency.Read the story
Your gift changes lives
"When you support scholarships, you’re not just changing my life. You’re changing my family’s, too. I'm tearing up just thinking about how much it means to my mother that I'm getting a great education and studying to become a physician. Thank you for helping me come to Creighton. Thank you for helping me make my parents proud."
— Stephanie Miljkovic, School of Medicine
The physician I want to be
“I’m now doing rotations, and sometimes, as I watch the physicians at work, I’m moved to tears. In many cases, they’re caring for people having some of the worst days of their lives. But after years, even decades working with patients, Creighton physicians still bring that same level of compassion and curiosity to every encounter. The values of this education last for life.
“That’s the kind of physician I want to be. That’s the kind of physician Creighton is preparing me to become."
— Pooja Varman, School of Medicine