UAMS Says Satellite Campus in Northwest Arkansas Would Cost $11 Million Per Year

OCTOBER 24, 2006 - Posted at 8:03 a.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK (AP)  Officials say that the expansion of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences into northwest Arkansas would cost about 11 million dollars a year.

Chancellor I- Dodd Wilson says the university plans to present a proposal to the Legislature to start training future doctors, pharmacists and other medical professionals at a site in northwest Arkansas.

Wilson says a satellite campus would allow UAMS to train about 250 to 295 more students annually.

The 11 million dollar price tag would primarily pay for salaries; U-A-M-S is proposing that the state cover half the cost, and northwest Arkansas would cover the other half, through tuition and funding from hospitals.

Wilson presented the proposal to a legislative committee yesterday.

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