UNLV, UNR close to plan that would create medical school in Southern Nevada
Las Vegas is the largest metropolitan area in the United States without an allopathic medical school. A forum on November 5, 2013 at the Greenspun Hall featured a presentation on the UNLV medical school’s potential economic impact as well as a panel discussion with community leaders. The event attracted a small but powerful group of state legislators, higher education leaders and representatives from Southern Nevada business organizations. The report indicates economic benefits of creating an allopathic medical school at UNLV would be $1.2 billion to economy, $94 million in tax revenue and creation of more than 5,000 jobs by 2030. Check out this article in the Las Vegas Sun about how a UNLV medical school could be established by 2016.