LAS VEGAS – Roseman University of Health Sciences has submitted an application to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) to begin the accreditation process for its planned College of Medicine. The university is now listed on the LCME website as an applicant program.
“Formally submitting an application with the LCME is the latest step in our continued progress towards establishing an allopathic medical school in Southern Nevada,” said Renee Coffman, president of Roseman University of Health Sciences. “We look forward to embarking on this important process and working with our community partners to create a high-quality program to help address the health care needs of Nevada.”
The application to the LCME follows the November 2013 merger of Roseman University of Health Sciences and the Nevada Cancer Institute Foundation, resulting in the acquisition of the 184,000 square-foot Ralph and Betty Engelstad Research Building of the former Nevada Cancer Institute in Summerlin. The building, now the university’s Summerlin campus, will house the College of Medicine, in addition to the university’s existing medical research programs. In December 2013, the university’s Board of Trustees gave the administration approval to proceed with developing the College of Medicine. Soon after, the university named Dr. Mark A. Penn as founding dean and Chancellor of the Summerlin campus, effective April 1.
About Roseman University:
Founded in Henderson, Nevada in 1999, Roseman University of Health Sciences is a private, non-profit institution of higher learning with campuses in Henderson, Summerlin and South Jordan, Utah. The University is comprised of the College of Dental Medicine, offering an Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics/MBA residency and Doctor of Dental Medicine program; College of Pharmacy, offering a Doctor of Pharmacy and Professional Continuing Education; College of Nursing, offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing; and an MBA program. Roseman’s medical research programs include cancer, diabetes and obesity, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, adult stem cell and regenerative medicine, and cardiovascular disease. Roseman University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.