Saturday, May 31, 2003

First classes in August for new medical school in SW VA

As reported here in the Roanoke paper, a new medical school in Blacksburg will start classes this fall.

Part of the mission of the school is to provide opportunities for Appalachian students and ultimately provide doctors to a region which may be seeing a shortage of doctors as soon as 2010, by which time "30 percent of Southwest Virginia's doctors are expected to end their practices." Some of these goals sound familiar, like what I understand about the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy.

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