Kaiser Permanente moves ahead with new medical school in southern California

Long famous for its Rose Bowl game and parade, the city of Pasadena, California, will soon be the site of Kaiser Permanente's new medical school, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. Kaiser Permanente announced in December its plans to open a medical school and will build the facility on land it already owns in Pasadena, a site it chose because it is close to major freeways, public transportation and affordable housing. The healthcare provider said it hopes to attract a diverse student body. Groundbreaking is planned for next year and the first class of about 40 to 50 students will graduate in 2019. Article