St. Thomas, Allina back away from medical school plan
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.