Med school dean: New school would harm state

State News

May 21, 2019 - 10:30 AM

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The dean of the University of Kansas’ School of Medicine in Wichita is warning that a private medical school proposed in the city could overburden the state’s health care system and its capacity to train medical students.

Dean Garrold Minns told the Wichita Eagle that the planned Kansas Health Science Center would mean more hospitals, clinics and physicians’ offices would need to handle the increase in students doing rotations.

“With a finite number of clinical training sites available in Kansas, an additional school in the state could significantly increase the need for additional clinical training sites, possibly overwhelming the capacity of our valuable volunteer faculty,” Minns said.

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