By Amy Hensley and Amy K. HensfieldHarvard Medical School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and MIT have announced a partnership to open a public medical school in their respective cities.
The two schools are working to create a medical school that would offer a medical education that would be accessible to students of all backgrounds.
The Harvard Medical school, founded in 1824, is the world’s oldest medical school and the nation’s oldest and largest public university.
The University of Massachusetts-Boston opened the medical school at the end of the 18th century.
In 1867, Harvard became the first university to admit women.
Since the beginning of medical school enrollment in the United States, more than 200,000 students have enrolled at Harvard, making it the largest private medical school on the planet.
Harvard, like many universities, is facing a growing student shortage as more and more students choose to attend private medical schools instead of public universities.
Harvard Medical has been ranked the most expensive medical school for the past three years by a ranking by U.S. News & World Report.
The announcement comes as President Donald Trump is attempting to cut $1.7 billion from the Department of Health and Human Services budget to help close a budget shortfall that has been increasing since 2020.