ASU trustees take step toward opening med school

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Trustees for Arkansas State University approved entering into an agreement that could lead to a branch of a medical school opening in Jonesboro.

The board on Friday gave the nod for the school to enter into an agreement with the New York Institute of Technology, one of the largest osteopathic medical schools in the country.

The Jonesboro Sun reports (http://is.gd/N8OWxn ) ASU Chancellor Tim Hudson says the northeast Arkansas campus is in an ideal area to address a shortage of physicians in the Delta region.

Hudson says the Jonesboro venture would require minimal investment of public money.

At present, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock is the state’s only medical school.

Officials in Fort Smith in the state’s west are also pursuing a medical school.

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