UW budget cut plan includes closing Tri-County Medical Clinic in Pine Bluffs
A program to bolster dental care in Wyoming and one satellite medical clinic could be in jeopardy under proposed budget cuts at the University of Wyoming.
UW's administration was recently asked to provide a plan for a possible 8 percent budget cut by Gov. Matt Mead.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that in medical education, the total cut amounts to almost $1.3 million.
The proposed UW plan includes closing Tri-County Medical Center, an outreach clinic in Pine Bluffs.
Funding would be eliminated for both the dental and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners programs. Eligible students in the programs can have their education expenses paid by the state if they work for a certain number of years in Wyoming after they graduate.
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