Fresno State Could See First Medical School Not At A University Of California Campus
Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula is concerned with the slow progress at being made to establish a medical school at UC Merced.
Assemblyman Arambula Proposes Medical School For Fresno State
Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula, D-Fresno, introduced legislation Monday to establish a medical school at Fresno State, which if approved by lawmakers would be the first in the state not at a University of California campus. Arambula voiced interest in Fresno State as a site for a medical school at a meeting in September to discuss health-care needs. Historically, California has relied on the UC system for medical education, but Arambula said the state has allowed other advanced degrees to be offered at state universities such as California State University, Fresno. (Anderson, 1/24)
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