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Nov 8, 2013 6:32 AM by Associated Press

Southern Nevada medical school in the works

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada higher education officials have signed an agreement laying out the first steps toward establishing a long sought medical school in southern Nevada.

A memorandum of understanding announced Thursday was signed by leaders of UNR, UNLV, the Nevada School of Medicine and Nevada System of Higher Education.

University of Nevada, Reno currently operates the Nevada School of Medicine. Students then receive clinical training in Reno and Las Vegas.

Under the plan, a southern Nevada medical school will be established and operate initially under the existing School of Medicine's accreditation.

The goal is to have two, four-year medical schools in the state, one affiliated with UNR and one with UNLV.

The plan will be presented to the Board of Regents for approval in December.

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