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New Medical School Receives $150,000 Donation from Local Group

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YAKIMA, Wa -  The new medical school in Terrace Heights receives a $150,000 donation.

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences accepted a ceremonial check from the Osteopathic Foundation of Central Washington.

The OFCW gives money to osteopathic medical schools all over the country, but President David Thorner says this is far and away the biggest donation they have ever given to any school.

"To have a medical school in this town is going to be very enriching for the entire community.  It will enhance the delivery of healthcare.  It will help recruit new people to this area," says Thorner.

PNWU will use this money to pay for operations during its development phase.  Construction on the first building begins in the spring and classes start in the fall of 2008.