Calif. Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Fund Launch of UC-Merced Medical School, Address Physician Shortage
Last week, California lawmakers introduced a bipartisan bill (SB 841) that would allocate $1 million from the state's general fund to launch a new medical school at UC-Merced in an attempt to address a statewide physician shortage. The project received conceptual approval from the University of California regents in 2008, but it has not yet been approved or funded.
- "Bill Would Boost Training of Doctors, Launch Medical School" (Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal, 1/13).