Wisconsinites lead effort to start new med school

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JEFFERSON, Wis. (AP) -- Two former University of Wisconsin Foundation executives have announced plans to create an alternative medical school near Madison.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports Mark Lefebvre and Jennifer Kidon DeKrey are forging a new effort to establish an osteopathic school after a separate group's proposal fell through.

They said their proposed Osteopathic Medical College of Wisconsin could keep more medical practitioners in the state. There are two medical schools in Wisconsin, forcing many students to move if they don't get into one of the two programs.

The $125 million project would be funded through donations, gifts and grants. It would enroll about 150 students the first year and eventually educate about 600 annually.

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