Evansville medical school to open in August

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A new medical school in southwest Indiana is expected to open to students from three universities in August.

The Evansville Courier & Press reports that construction on the facility in downtown Evansville is about 80 percent complete. The facility will host students from Indiana University, University of Southern Indiana and University of Evansville.

The new, four-floor facility will offer medical programs, including dental. Officials say the high-tech facility is modeled after quality facilities in other communities.

The new school has been called the Multi-Institutional Academic Health Science & Research Center, but officials say it’s likely to change before classes begin on Aug. 6 to give it a more succinct identity.

It’s unclear how many of the campus’ students will live downtown and how many will commute.