Effort to bring medical school to Joplin needs another $15 million in a year to open in 2017

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JOPLIN, Missouri — Organizers of an effort to open a medical school in Joplin say the project needs another $15 million within a year in order to open in 2017.

The Joplin Globe reports (http://bit.ly/1K4ugiQ ) leaders of the project updated officials Tuesday on work to open a Joplin campus of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.

Rudy Farber, finance committee chairman for the medical school alliance, said $30 million is needed to open the school in 2017, and $15 million has been donated or pledged.

He noted the medical school is expected to have a $100 million annual impact on the region. And if Joplin wanted to start a medical school up without resources from the Kansas City school's help, it would have had to raise $100 million.

Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com

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