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Gov. Jared Polis recently signed Senate Bill 22-056 giving the green light to the University of Northern Colorado to create a not-for-profit college of osteopathic medicine within the university. The law authorizes UNC to start up the state’s third medical school to help increase the number of primary care physicians. The university expects to enroll its first group of 75 students in 2025 and increase to 150 students per year by 2029. Adding the medical school helps Greeley diversify and brings a different layer to Greeley’s economy, which is known for agriculture and manufacturing.

Read more about the Osteopathic Medical College, founding college dean, and the next steps.