The president of a major international healthcare provider says it’s looking at developing a medical school in Waterford.
The 16 billion dollar American corporation UPMC took full control over Whitfield Clinic in Waterford recently.
In it’s native Pittsburgh, the company works closely with the city’s university, in researching new treatments.
Company President Chuck Bogosta told WLR News, a medical school makes sense for them.
The comments come with Waterford set to be the only City in Ireland without a medical school, after Magee Medical School opens in Derry in the autumn.
Waterford IT professor Ray Griffin says a medical school would help retain future doctors.
He says a medical school ties into the argument for a south-eastern technological university.