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Medical School Partnership Could Boost ULM and Monroe Economy

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The University of Louisiana Monroe

A discussion is underway between The University of Louisiana Monroe and an unnamed non-profit medical school to locate a campus in Monroe. ULM and the partner signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding between the two institutions on April 25.  

Dr. Nick Bruno, President of ULM says "A lot of work still has to be put into this project." 

The medical school would host 100 to 115 students per class and after 2 years have 200 students on campus and another 200 doing clinical rotations in the community. The schools would have a total of 400 medical students earning degrees to become Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine. 

"We are exploring the possibility of 3 year undergraduate students earning their degrees at ULM and moving right into medical school" says Bruno.  

Bruno says if a partnership is reached the school could open for the Fall 2019 semester.