Colorado Springs Leaders Propose Branch Medical School

(May 2, 2011) A leadership group in Colorado Springs called Operation 6035—named after the city’s elevation—has proposed creating a clinical branch of the School of Medicine to improve the local economy.

The medical school and Operation 6035 predict the expansion would include 24–48 students a year. "We believe that a clinical campus would not only have a positive impact on patient care, but a positive economic impact on the Pikes Peak region," Dean Richard Krugman wrote in a letter to the Colorado Springs Gazette.

Leaders of the city and the school are reviewing cost, physician interest and funding estimates to see if they should move forward with the expansion. The effort does not rely on state financial support, as did previous plans for a branch in Grand Junction, which stalled because of the tepid Colorado economy.

For more information, go to our Branch Website.

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