UC-Riverside Medical School Bill Approved

The Assembly yesterday approved a measure to urge UC-Riverside School of Medicine officials to use some portion of its $15 million in recently-appropriated state money to encourage graduates of the state's newest medical school to enter physician-retention programs, which are designed to boost the number of physicians practicing in California's underserved areas.

The $15 million to be used by UC-Riverside for the expansion and operations of its medical school was originally included in SB 21 by Sen. Richard Roth (D-Riverside), but because of a budget deal, that appropriation instead came out of this year's budget bill.  Read more here.

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