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Students begin class at new metro Phoenix medical school

Fifty students in Arizona took the first steps of a four-year journey to becoming medical doctors.

The Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, also called Mayo Med School, began instruction last week at its metro Phoenix campus in Scottsdale. Its inaugural class includes 10 students who from Arizona or with ties to the state.

Mayo Med School Interim Dean Dr. Michele Halyard told the school's inaugural class her stress-reliever as a student doctor came in the form of exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet.

Halyard said those habits will help the students cope with the grind and workload of medical school. Halyard described the students' coming weeks and months as...