A proposed medical school for UC Riverside received an important endorsement this week as an advisory group recommended the continuation of planning to the UC Regents:
Rory Hume, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs and co-chairman of an advisory group to UC President Robert Dynes, told a UC Board of Regents’ committee meeting at UC San Francisco-Mission Bay that the advisory group recommends that the regents endorse UCR moving to the next phase of its planning for a medical school, including hiring a dean.
The proposal, which is expected to go before the UC Regents for approval in November, is envisioned as a major step in closing the gap in both the lack of adequate medical educational facilities statewide as well as the shortage of physicians in one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions.
- Riverside Press-Enterprise – Advisors recommend UCR medical school to regents
- UCR – Health Sciences Initiative
- RaincrossSquare.com – UCR unveils med school proposal (May 2006)
Sources: UC Riverside, The Press-Enterprise