Newsom’s budget boosts UC Riverside medical school funding

January 14, 2020

By JEFF HORSEMAN | | The Press-Enterprise

PUBLISHED: January 10, 2020 at 6:20 pm | UPDATED: January 10, 2020 at 8:50 pm

UC Riverside’s medical school would get another $25 million a year to boost enrollment and tackle the Inland Empire’s chronic doctor shortage in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal unveiled Friday, Jan. 10.

The fiscal 2020-21 spending plan would boost ongoing School of Medicine funding from $15 million annually to $40 million a year, according to the office of state Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside. The money is on top of a commitment in the current state budget – estimated at $80 million to $100 million – to finance the school’s expansion...

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