Accreditation committee at medical school

Representatives of the Liaison Committee for Medical Education are in Wichita today and Thursday on an accreditation visit to decide whether a four-year medical school should be established here.

The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita now offers only the final two years of medical school. Dean H. David Wilson wants to expand the school to four years to help fill a need for more Kansas physicians.

The first class would be admitted in 2011. This year, the Wichita campus has 110 students; that would grow to 250 by 2015.

An accreditation decision is expected in the fall.