While every other Berkeley grad schleps to law school, the state of California cries out for more physicians. Cue the plans for two new UC med schools. Neither will grace the Berkeley campus (thank goodness–there are enough people here as it is).

The two med schools (if everything gets greenlighted) will open at Riverside and Merced and use existing facilities in the areas. No more teaching hospitals for you–it’s off to the big boys’ club at clinics and hospitals. Plus the UC system can’t afford those kinds of smackeroos.

Riverside will open in 2012 and Merced in 2013, which makes it just about perfect for you incoming freshman. Want to study medicine in a place where there’s nothing better to do? Well, there’s already Irvine, but at least you’ll have two other choices!

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UC plans for 2 new medical schools [SF Chron]