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St. Thomas, Allina back away from medical school plan

Associated Press

ST. PAUL — The University of St. Thomas and Allina Hospitals & Clinics say they are putting off plans to collaborate on a new medical school.

Officials at both institutions say they have higher priorities, but neither ruled out work on a new medical school in the future.

St. Thomas and Allina had been talking about the creation of a new medical school after a study showed the need to train more primary care doctors in Minnesota.

The boards of both organizations this week decided against pursuing the plan.

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