Roseman University in Henderson, Nevada, has announced a $10 million gift from the Engelstad Family Foundation in support of establishing the state's first nonprofit, medical-degree-granting medical school.
Part of the university's $66 million Breakthrough in Medicine! fundraising campaign, the largest gift in the university's history, will support the hiring of critical faculty and staff as the Roseman University School of Medicine continues through the rigorous accreditation process. The college is currently an applicant with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and has a goal to achieve accreditation to enroll its first class of sixty-four students in the summer of 2019.
"In addition to the institutional resources provided by Roseman University," said Mark A. Penn, founding dean of the university's College of Medicine, "this pledged gift is a significant step in our effort to raise the $66 million needed to establish a premier private, MD-granting medical school that will help Nevada communities overcome the chronic shortage of physicians and improve healthcare outcomes."