Posted: Apr 6, 2012 5:18 AM by Associated Press
COLUMBIA (AP) - The University of Missouri wants to expand its medical school with a second campus in Springfield.
The Columbia-based School of Medicine is joining CoxHealth and the Sisters of Mercy Health systems to support a clinical campus in southwest Missouri. The plan was to be outlined Friday afternoon at a news conference at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce.
Proponents say the campus would offer significant economic benefits to the state, create thousands of new jobs and expand medical care in rural Missouri counties.