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New medical school opens in Northeast Ohio
Ohio University and the Cleveland Clinic announced they will be opening a campus in Warrensville Heights for osteopathic medicine.  
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Northeast Ohio is getting its first new medical school in 40 years.

Ohio University and Cleveland Clinic announced today (Monday)  they’ll invest nearly  50 million dollars to open up an extension of OU’s osteopathic medical school in Warrensville Heights,  a suburb of Cleveland.

The campus will welcome its first class of 32 students in July 2015.

Jack Brose is the dean of the medical college, and says the extension will help address the lack of primary-care doctors in Northeast Ohio.

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The campus will be at South Pointe Hospital and  is the second extension campus the university announced this year. The other is in Dublin, and will open in 2014.

The last medical school to open in Northeast Ohio is NEOMed, which opened in Rootstown in 1972.

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