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Thomas Jefferson University Expands Jefferson Medical College with Delaware Branch Campus

Released: 11/22/2011 3:15 PM EST
Source: Thomas Jefferson University

Newswise — PHILADELPHIA – Thomas Jefferson University announces the expansion of Jefferson Medical College with the creation of its Delaware Branch Campus. The Campus includes three participating hospitals – Christiana Care Health System, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and the Wilmington Veterans Affairs Hospital.

The expansion was approved by The Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree in U.S. and Canadian medical schools.

“Together with each of the participating institutions, the expansion of Jefferson Medical College demonstrates our continued commitment to patient-centered academic excellence,” says Mark L. Tykocinski, MD, Dean, Jefferson Medical College; Senior Vice President, Thomas Jefferson University; and President, Jefferson University Physicians. “The expansion will provide Jefferson and each hospital with a platform to continue to redefine the field of medical education – training the physician work force of tomorrow in team-based, high-quality healthcare environment – with a goal of providing outstanding care for patients across a broad demographic.”

“Christiana Care has a long-standing relationship in providing top-notch medical education to Jefferson Medical College students,” says Robert J. Laskowski, M.D., MBA, President and CEO, Christiana Care Health System. “We are very excited that the expansion of Jefferson Medical College will further enhance our role in training third- and fourth-year medical students and the next generation of physicians. Our enhanced relationship will help Christiana Care provide better care to our neighbors.” Read the rest of this entry »


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MLA 2010 NEEHSLs Poster #2 of 3 or more

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MLA 2010 NEEHSL Slides – # 1 of at least three!

Data Grid MLA 2010 poster grid 20100406.

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New Medical Schools in LCME Process

Step 1 – Schools with LCME “Applicant School” Status.

California University of California, Riverside School of Medicine Riverside, California
Michigan Central Michigan University School of Medicine Mount Pleasant, Michigan
New Jersey Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Camden, New Jersey New Jersey
Touro University College of Medicine Hackensack, New Jersey New York
Hofstra University School of Medicine Hempstead, New York
South Carolina University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville Greenville, South Carolina

Step 2 – Schools with LCME “Candidate School” Status

Michigan Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Rochester Michigan

Step 3 – Schools with LCME “Preliminary Accreditation” Status

Florida Florida International University College of Medicine Miami Florida
Florida University of Central Florida College of Medicine Orlando Florida
Pennsylvania The Commonwealth Medical College Scranton Pennsylvania
Texas Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine El Paso Texas
Virginia Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Roanoke Virginia

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Pending state approval, FAU to offer own medical degrees

By Samantha Frank, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Florida Atlantic University will soon be home to region’s newest medical school.

The university’s board of trustees voted today to end a medical education agreement with the University of Miami, and instead, move forward with its own independent four-year medical degree.

The board also discussed entering a new, long-term agreement with the Scripps Research Institute, which would allow students to earn a doctorate degree in chemical and biological sciences from The Scripps Research Institute in addition to a medical degree from FAU during a six-year period.

“This is a natural evolution for FAU and our medical education program,” said Nancy Blosser, chairwoman of FAU’s board of trustees. “We’ve grown up, we’ve established a program here and we know it works.”

In 2004, FAU opened its doors to a class of two-year medical students on its Boca Raton campus. Following their two years at FAU, the students would move to the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami, where they would complete their last two years of medical school and receive their degrees.

Three years later, FAU began offering students the option of staying on its campus for all four years of medical school, but the students’ degrees would still come from the University of Miami.

In 2006, the two schools entered an agreement with Boca Raton Community Hospital, which had plans to build a 500-bed, academic medical center on FAU’s Boca Raton campus. But the hospital ended up backing out of the agreement because of financial woes.

FAU’s decision to end its agreement with the University of Miami means that medical students will save money and FAU will collect tuition. Tuition for the University of Miami costs about $30,000 per year, whereas FAU costs $21,752.

The medical program from the start has been financed with state money, which will continue to be the case. No additional money will be needed during FAU’s transition to an independent medical school, said FAU’s interim President John Pritchett, and the university already has in place the necessary medical staff.

FAU hopes to welcome its first class of medical school students in the fall of 2011, pending approval from the Florida Board of Governors and the state legislature.

The 127 students enrolled in the joint medical program on FAU’s campus will continue their education without interruption and earn their medical degrees from the University of Miami…See entire article HERE.

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Another new med school and library on the horizon…

King College in Bristol, Tennessee this week announced that it will pursue
the development of a four-year medical school. King College is a private
college founded by the Presbyterian church. The school has engaged Tripp
Umbach to conduct feasibility studies and hopes to matriculate its first
students in 2012. The President of the College said “the success of this
effort hinges on strong commitment and financial support from regional
healthcare providers and the surrounding communities.” Dr. Paul Stanton,
president of East Tennessee State University, said he was concerned that
ETSU’s clinical teaching sites in hospitals and outpatient settings could
suffer and has asked for more information from King officials. Tennessee
currently has five medical schools (Vanderbilt, Meharry, UT-Memphis,
ETSU/Quillen, and Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic
Medicine). Bristol has a population of 24,000 and is 25 miles from Johnson
City, home of ETSU Quillen College of Medicine.

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Tentative plan for the Phoenix Biomedical Campus

Plan viewed from SE

Plan viewed from SW

The Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB) in red as currently envisioned, will run east and west just north of the historic buildings (in gray). The new library will have 17,000 SF if the HSEB, and I am assured, will have a very central location there! The HSEB will house facilities to be used by the U of A, ASU and NAU.

Those who attended the Phoenix MLA may recall the Arizona Center buildings that are around the very tall towers to the west of the biomedical campus. We are about a mile north and east of the convention center.

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