Company decides against opening medical school in Montana



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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A for-profit company that operates medical schools around the world has chosen not to open a medical school in Montana.

The Missoulian reports (http://bit.ly/1OVeNqq ) that Manipal Education Americas had been exploring the possibility of starting a medical school in Montana for a year. The company's president, Neal Simon, issued a statement Thursday saying they won't be starting a medical school in Montana.

Simon and other officials with the company held a meeting Wednesday in Missoula, where they gathered feedback from medical professionals. As the meeting wrapped up, the company announced it no longer intended to open a school in Missoula.

Simon says the decision was based on a lack of patients and educators available to ensure quality education at the school.

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Information from: Missoulian, http://www.missoulian.com

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