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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • ND Senate approves $124M for UND medical school

  • UND's existing medical school is 60 years old.
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  • The North Dakota Senate has approved just under $124 million for a new University of North Dakota medical school.
    The Grand Forks Herald reports (http://bit.ly/Z2LJjL ) that the proposed expansion of the medical school is being driven by concerns that the state's growing population of senior citizens and oil patch workers will worsen a shortage a health care workers.
    The state House must also approve the funding.
    UND's existing medical school is 60 years old. The university unsuccessfully sought $29 million for an expansion during the 2011 Legislature.

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