Charles Drew University approved to start medical degree program
CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Chicago Medical School in Illinois approved on Wednesday to start a medical degree program that could one day produce a state-of-the-art medical school that draws students from all over the world.
University officials said the school plans to graduate its first class of physicians in 2020, adding that they expect to move beyond a “simply introductory” curriculum to one that is more comprehensive. The school is expected to open its doors to new students in the spring of 2019 and add two classes a year through 2020.
The school’s president, Michael Pritchard, says that the school will offer a “world class curriculum” that can prepare students for careers in medicine based on their interests while making sure its graduates are prepared for the rigors of a top-tier medical school.
Pritchard says the plan to create such a “world class” medical school is part of the school’s “evolution.”
Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com
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