$27M approved for new medical school in Las Vegas

The Nevada Assembly approved a new University of Nevada, Las Vegas medical school Monday night with $27 million in funding, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval originally set aside $8.3 million of his budget for the medical school, but full funding of $27 million will be necessary to open the school by 2017 and gain accreditation, according to the report.

Officials will grant medical schools preliminary accreditation status if states make a financial commitment to the school. This then allows the school to begin the enrollment process.

UNLV's new medical school has also raised $5.2 million in less than one month to fund 60 full scholarships for its inaugural class, according to the report.


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