UNM eyes med school expansion amid lack of space

June 28, 2012 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico is seeking funding to expand its medical school to battle the university’s well-documented lack of space.

The Albuquerque Journal reports ( that school officials are seeking a $30 million expansion and will ask lawmakers for more funding next year. The university also is hoping to procure a private donor and get voters to approve bonds.

“(Students) are jammed in there like sardines — shoulder to shoulder, book bag to book bag. . Every single seat is filled,” Health Sciences Center chief information officer Holly Shipp Buchanan said. “So if you can imagine being in that type of environment, Login to read more

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