UC-Riverside Medical School Needs Support, Editorial Says

The planned medical school at UC-Riverside "suffered two major setbacks last month," a Palm Springs Desert Sun editorial states. First, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education withheld accreditation for the school because of concerns about a lack of state funding, and then the new state budget package cut funding from the University of California system. In response to these challenges, the editorial states that "Desert Healthcare District should make the $12 million commitment" to UC-Riverside's medical school, as requested by Dean G. Richard Olds.

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