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UNLV, UNR close to plan that would create medical school in Southern Nevada

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Paul Takahashi

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The presidents of UNR and UNLV are close to signing a preliminary partnership agreement that could lead to a school in Southern Nevada that would mint medical doctors.

Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor Dan Klaich, UNR President Marc Johnson, University of Nevada School of Medicine Dean Tom Schwenk and UNLV President Neal Smatresk are expected to sign an agreement by the end of this week.

The agreement, or memorandum of understanding, outlines a vision for UNR and UNLV to work together to create a UNLV medical school that would open in the next several years and eventually become independent, Klaich said. University leaders finished drafting the memorandum Monday night; it has yet to be released to the media or public.

Klaich announced news of the agreement during an UNLV Lincy Institute forum Tuesday morning that explored the case for a M.D.-granting medical school in Las Vegas.


Las Vegas Sun