UTPA leaders elated with medical school bill passing Texas House

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Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 9:35am

As the plans for the new medical school, in the Valley grow, so does the excitement of UTPA leaders.

They say the new medical school will have a huge impact in the Valley. Last month, a bill paving the way for the new university, passed by the Texas House.

University and city leaders say the school is can't come soon enough as UTPA President Dr. Robert Nelsen stated, "We are really designated as being medically under served, when the federal government even admits we don't have enough doctors, that says a lot, but we've already got a residency program of over 150 slots, so that our doctors, when they graduate will be able to go into those slots begin practicing."

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