Pima Medical Institute is proud to unveil its new, 37,500-square-feet campus, conveniently located by West Thunderbird Road and Interstate 17. The public was invited to attend the campus’ grand opening and open house on June 16.
Visitors had the opportunity to see several hands-on demonstrations, including a comparative look at how CPR is administered to humans versus animals. Guest speakers introduced the new campus to the community at noon along with a ribbon cutting ceremony. There was also refreshments on hand, as well as a raffle to benefit Pee Wee’s Pals Animal Rescue in Phoenix.
“We’re very excited to welcome the public to this new, spacious campus, where we offer several in-demand healthcare education programs,” said Pima Medical Institute President and CEO, Fred Freedman. “This new location will provide career training, create jobs and generate positive economic activity to those living in west Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale and beyond. We have many more programs scheduled to begin at the campus in the future.” he said. “We are incredibly proud of what’s been newly created in Phoenix.”
Visitors who stopped by also got to see the campus’ dental assistant laboratory, animal care facilities, the phlebotomy and medical assistant programs’ injection and blood draw labs and the new central sterile processing program’s lab, which is set up just as those commonly found in major area hospitals. Medical assistant and phlebotomy students practiced blood draws on anyone who stopped by and was willing to participate.
The campus is located at 13610 N. Black Canyon Highway in west Phoenix. It first welcomed students last fall after relocating from its previous location on Indian School Road. Pima Medical opened the original campus after it agreed to finish teaching students who had previously attended Anthem College. The final cohort of former Anthem College students will graduate in August.
Programs now offered at the new Phoenix campus include the veterinary technician associate degree and healthcare training programs in central sterile processing, dental assistant, medical administrative assistant, medical assistant, phlebotomy technician, and veterinary assistant.
About Pima Medical Institute
Pima Medical Institute is a private, accredited school dedicated to provide students classroom studies paired with real-world training at medical facilities. Established in 1972, Pima Medical Institute helps students become career ready, focusing exclusively on health care professions, including medical, dental, veterinary and nursing fields. Curriculum includes certificate, associate degree and bachelor’s degree programs, ranging from nursing, medical assistant and radiology technician to veterinary assistant and dental hygienist.
Pima Medical Institute operates 16 campuses as well as an online division. The medical career college has a presence in eight western states with ground locations in Albuquerque, N.M.; Tucson, Phoenix and Mesa, Ariz.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Seattle and Renton, Wash.; Las Vegas, N.V.; Houston and El Paso, Texas; Chula Vista, Calif.; and Dillon, Mont.
For more information and a complete list of programs offered at each campus, visit pmi.edu or call 1-888-442-5998.