SALINA, Kan. (AP) A fledgling medical school program in Salina is moving to a downtown location.
The Salina Journal reports that the Salina Regional Health Foundation has entered into a contract to purchase a former bank building.
The University of Kansas Medical School campus in Salina has been housed in a building at the Salina Regional Health Center since opening in July 2011. Plans call for a $6.5 million capital campaign to renovate, furnish and equip the new space and create a maintenance endowment.
Currently, eight students are accepted each year into the program.
The new building will be much larger. But the dean of the Salina campus says there are no promises being made that student enrollment will grow. Dr. William Cathcart-Rake says more money and faculty also would be needed.