From the Victorville Daily Press:

COLTON • A local group of doctors and community officials announced plans Monday to develop a privately-funded, nonprofit medical school in Colton.

Administrators of the future California University of Science and Medicine (Cal Med), College of Medicine, said in news conference that they intend to open to a class of 50 students by 2016. They are currently seeking accreditation from the Licensing Committee on Medical Education.

“This is an exciting and much-needed opportunity for medical students in the Inland Empire and California,” said Dr. Dev GnanaDev, Cal Med’s founder, president and chief executive officer. “Because of many factors, including the extremely limited medical school spots in our state and severe shortage of doctors, we believe this project will have a significant positive impact on the economy, education and health for many decades.”

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