Chancellor Issues Statement on Medical School Planning at UC Merced
MERCED, CA— Planning for a medical education program leading to a School of Medicine at the University of California, Merced, is continuing. Most recently, our distinguished consultants with the Washington Advisory Group completed a report that enhances our planning process. The report identifies a series of steps that will be considered with other strategies designed to propel UC Merced and the San Joaquin Valley toward the goal of an independently accredited medical school.
UC President Mark Yudof agrees with UC Merced in the value of the report and the merit of the recommended options. President Yudof told the Regents today he is authorizing development of an undergraduate program at UC Merced to attract exceptional students to study the health sciences and he is approving our campus to plan for medical education and research programs in conjunction with an existing UC medical school.
Readthe Chancellor's entire statement.