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UCR Medical School receives accreditation
U.C. Riverside

After months of anticipation, the UCR School of Medicine has been approved to open its doors and will begin student enrollment in the summer of 2013. The Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME), the organization in charge of authorizing medical schools across the United States and Canada, granted preliminary accreditation to the school on Tuesday, Oct. 2. UCR has been looking into the possibility of constructing a medical school for over 10 years. In 2002, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors and UCR began the process of establishing a medical school, according to the Press-Enterprise.