• The planning and development of Roseman University’s College of Medicine began in 2010 with the establishment of medical research programs, a necessary foundation for creating an MD-granting medical school.
  • In 2012, Roseman University hired Mark A. Penn, MD, MBA as Chancellor of its South Jordan, Utah campus and Special Assistant to the President for Program Planning. With his extensive background in medical education, the University valued his knowledge and expertise in the initial planning for the College of Medicine.
  • Also in 2012, Roseman University assembled a committee of community, business and health care leaders to conduct a feasibility study to be presented to the University’s Board of Trustees to consider pursuing the development of the medical school. In December 2012, the committee presented the plan to the University’s Administration and, ultimately, the Board of Trustees, which approved the University to move forward in planning the College of Medicine.
  • In November 2013, Roseman University completed a merger with the former Nevada Cancer Institute Foundation, resulting in the acquisition of the 184,000 square-foot Ralph and Betty Engelstad Cancer Research Building. In April 2014, the University acquired the 143,000 square-foot flagship building of the former Nevada Cancer Institute. The two state-of-the-art facilities now make up Roseman’s Summerlin campus and home to the College of Medicine.
  • In December 2013, following months of due diligence by Roseman University administrators, the University’s Board of Trustees approved the College of Medicine. That same month, Dr. Mark Penn was named Founding Dean.
  • In January 2013, the College of Medicine officially filed an application with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the accrediting body for U.S. and Canadian allopathic medical schools, to initiate the accreditation process.
  • In October 2015, the College of Medicine received notice from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) that it had been approved as a candidate for accreditation, authorizing an LCME survey visit for consideration to receive preliminary accreditation status.
  • An LCME survey visit was conducted in February 2016.
  • In June 2016, the LCME notified the College of Medicine that it did not grant preliminary accreditation. Of the 93 elements in the required 12 standards from the LCME, the College of Medicine was successfully in compliance with 92 elements, including curriculum, faculty and staff, facilities, student affairs/admissions, clinical affiliations, and overall structure. Only one element of noncompliance – not having sufficient sustainable financial resources. The university had provided some foundational dollars, but additional funding was required.
  • In September 2016, the College of Medicine resubmitted its application to create an MD-granting medical school. The college is currently listed on the LCME website (lcme.org) as an applicant school.

Presently, the College of Medicine is continuing fundraising efforts, hiring key administrators, staff and faculty, developing clinical partnerships with hospitals and ambulatory health care providers, enhancing its research efforts, and creating its clinical practice plan under Roseman Medical Group.


Please note that because the college is currently pursuing  accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), only limited information regarding the program can currently be shared. The college cannot publish admission requirements, nor consider any applicants to the program at this time.