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Old 08-01-2019, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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See here. It will be a school of osteopathic medicine. The first class will be admitted in 2023 with 75 students. Enrollment will eventually rise to 600.

The first med school building is apparently going to be in this location, and between 80,000 and 100,000 square feet.
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Old 08-01-2019, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Surprised they're not building it to be based out west where all of the fun supposedly is now....

Seriously though, I am really happy to see this happening and to raise the prominence of the university. Getting rid of that huge surface lot will be a nice bonus too.
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Old 08-02-2019, 07:12 AM
 
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There is already a new osteopathic medical school in Greensburg. It's a branch of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) located on the campus of Seton Hill University.


Can't understand why Duquesne U. is going with an osteopathic rather than a regular allopathic med school.
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Old 08-02-2019, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Can't understand why Duquesne U. is going with an osteopathic rather than a regular allopathic med school.
Probably because Pitt already has one. Hell, it's consistently one of the top 15 med schools in the country. How can you compete with that?
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Old 08-02-2019, 10:40 AM
 
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Probably because Pitt already has one. Hell, it's consistently one of the top 15 med schools in the country. How can you compete with that?

Philly has 5 allopathic med schools (2 previous separate med schools are now combined into Drexel U Medical University) and 1 osteopathic med school. There's another one across the river in Camden. New York City has 8 and Boston has 3. Competition is not a problem.
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Old 08-02-2019, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Philly has 5 allopathic med schools (2 previous separate med schools are now combined into Drexel U Medical University) and 1 osteopathic med school. There's another one across the river in Camden. New York City has 8 and Boston has 3. Competition is not a problem.
Pitt has a very close relationship with UPMC though, which utterly dominates the local hospital market. I could be wrong, but I wouldn't be surprised if UPMC shut out students from an allopathic med school set up by Duquesne, forcing them to work with only West Penn/Allegheny.
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Old 08-02-2019, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh
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Pitt has a very close relationship with UPMC though, which utterly dominates the local hospital market. I could be wrong, but I wouldn't be surprised if UPMC shut out students from an allopathic med school set up by Duquesne, forcing them to work with only West Penn/Allegheny.
And WPAHS is already affiliated with Drexel, I believe. Additionally, it is extraordinarily difficult to gain approval for a new allopathic medical school. I am not sure whether Duquesne would meet the requirements set forth by the AAMC to open one.
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Old 08-02-2019, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Do you mean osteopathic rather than allopathic? Graduates from this new college will be DOs, not MDs.
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Old 08-02-2019, 11:26 AM
 
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D'oh.
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Old 08-06-2019, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Pitt has a very close relationship with UPMC though, which utterly dominates the local hospital market. I could be wrong, but I wouldn't be surprised if UPMC shut out students from an allopathic med school set up by Duquesne, forcing them to work with only West Penn/Allegheny.
UPMC is part of Pitt. UP stands for University of Pittsburgh.
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