UK to Expand Medical School to Southwestern Kentucky Area

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) – The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is expanding its medical school to south-central Kentucky and the western part of the state.

The Bowling Green Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2hRpy0z) UK is partnering with The Medical Center and Western Kentucky University to bring the medical school to Warren County and the surrounding community.

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The initiative is scheduled to begin in 2018 with 30 students.

The partnership is poised to help alleviate a physician shortage in the region and allow WKU faculty access to medical research opportunities.

Medical school students will attend classes in Bowling Green in a building on the campus of The Medical Center. The medical degree will be conferred by UK, and a certain number of slots in the program will be available first to WKU students.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.bgdailynews.com

 

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