MINNEAPOLIS (WJON News) -- A new medical school in St. Cloud will welcome the first 24 students in 2025 after the University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved the partnership with CentraCare.

The University of Minnesota Medical School - St. Cloud joins campuses in the Twin Cities and Duluth.

UMMS CentraCare Regional Campus in St. Cloud will be in the former administrative building next to the CentraCare Health Plaza.

The school has received $15 million from the Minnesota State Legislature. $5 million is specific to the building renovation. $10 million is to fund the programming. The CentraCare Foundation has also kicked off a $50-million community philanthropy campaign to help support the program.

St. Cloud's medical school will focus on rural health care and training students to work in outstate communities and at rural hospitals.




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