LAS VEGAS (AP) - Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a bill that authorizes $27 million for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine and aims to take a bite out of the state's chronic doctor shortage.
The school plans to launch in the fall of 2017 with 60 students, and grow to as many as 180. Supporters plan to offer fully funded, four-year scholarships to all 60 members of the inaugural class.
Sandoval's budget initially set aside $8 million over the next two years for the school — less than two-thirds the amount that UNLV officials requested.