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Cedar City plans for Southern Utah College of osteopathic medicine.

Cedar City--The CEDAR CITY OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT began the groundwork to establish a school of osteopathic medicine in Cedar City. This effort will create high-value, professional jobs in Southern Utah, attract additional resources and research, and develop rural healthcare opportunities. The SOUTHERN UTAH COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE (SUCOM) is a joint effort of community leaders, business leaders, educators, health professionals, interested citizens and students.

The Cedar City Office of Economic Development is consulting with Colorado-based ROCKY VISTA UNIVERSITY's College of Osteopathic Medicine, a fully accredited, private college with the regional mission of providing primary care physicians for the Intermountain West. The college is presently affiliated with several Utah hospital systems that provide clinical education for some of its Utah students.

Rocky Vista University, in conjunction with the SOUTHERN UTAH AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER, has established clinical placement offices in Cedar City and St. George for training third- and fourth-year medical students. They are also cultivating future residencies in the area that will augment the effectiveness of the early-acceptance program and ensure graduates will remain in Utah to practice.
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Title Annotation:Around Utah
Comment:Cedar City plans for Southern Utah College of osteopathic medicine.(Around Utah)
Publication:Utah Business
Geographic Code:1U8UT
Date:Dec 1, 2012
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