KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) -- Western Michigan University has broken ground for its new medical school and says it's received accreditation for its expected opening two years from now.
The university broke held the ceremony Friday in downtown Kalamazoo. The site is being named the W.E. Upjohn Campus in honor of the founder of pharmaceutical company Upjohn.
The building once was used for pharmaceutical research as part of the campuses of Upjohn, Pharmacia and Pfizer.
The first class of medical students arrives in August 2014. Mlive.com says there will be 50 students in the entering class, a number that's expected to rise to 80 in the future.
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