Update given on Joplin medical school effort

4 years 6 months 4 weeks ago Wednesday, April 22 2015 Apr 22, 2015 Wednesday, April 22, 2015 8:28:00 AM CDT April 22, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

JOPLIN (AP) - Organizers of an effort to open a medical school in Joplin say the project needs another $15 million within a year in order to open in 2017.

The Joplin Globe reports leaders of the project updated officials Tuesday on work to open a Joplin campus of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.

Rudy Farber, finance committee chairman for the medical school alliance, said $30 million is needed to open the school in 2017, and $15 million has been donated or pledged.

He noted the medical school is expected to have a $100 million annual impact on the region. And if Joplin wanted to start a medical school up without resources from the Kansas City school's help, it would have had to raise $100 million.

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