Regents Consider Proposal for New Medical School
A committee of the University of California Board of Regents on Nov. 14 will recommend whether UC-Riverside should continue its plans for a medical school, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reports. If approved, the recommendation on Nov. 16 would go before the full board for approval.
Approval of the proposal would allow UC-Riverside to begin taking steps toward establishing its medical school, including:
- Searching for a dean;
- Developing a curriculum; and
- Submitting a final proposal and business plan to UC officials.
Córdova also plans to use the university's partnership with UC-Los Angeles as a "building block" for the proposed medical school. Under the current partnership, students complete the first two years of medical school at UCR and the second half at UCLA.
UCR would terminate its partnership with UCLA if the proposal for a new medical school is approved.
If approved, the medical school could enroll its first four-year class in fall 2012 (Agha, Riverside Press-Enterprise, 11/6). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.