Monday, September 11, 2017
Seeking to join the club
Regents gave the Merced university the green light in 2008 to start work on a medical school, but those plans have since stalled.
“What’s frustrating is a medical school was always part of the vision of having UC Merced,” Assemblyman Adam Gray, D-Merced, said in a recent interview with the Sun-Star. “That obviously hasn’t happened. My perspective as an elected official who represents the Central Valley is we have a moral obligation to improve healthcare here and the vehicle we have to do it is the UC (Merced).”
U.S. Rep. Jim Costa, D-Fresno, said more residency programs could bring more doctors to the area and having a medical school at UC Merced is a way to do that.
But it may never happen.
Within the last year, some UC officials have suggested a university medical school might not be the answer to the Valley’s doctor shortages...
Full story at http://www.modbee.com/news/article172160132.html