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Utah Medical School Wants Millions for More Faculty

Utah Medical School Wants Millions for More Faculty



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The University of Utah's medical school will ask state lawmakers for $10 million to hire more faculty and give teachers more hours.

If the school gets the money, it could add 120 medical students over four years, raising enrollment to 528.

Kim Wirthlin of the university's Health Sciences Center says the school continues to turn down hundreds of applicants because it doesn't have enough teachers.

In 2005, the Health Sciences Education Building opened with more than 150,000 square feet of classrooms, labs and lecture halls.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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