Ground-breaking ceremony held for medical school in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS — The proposed Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine took a big step closer to reality on Wednesday with a ground-breaking ceremony near the corner of 26th Street South and 18th Avenue, close to Benefis Health and Great Falls Central Catholic High School. A large crowd gathered to hear representatives from Touro, Benefis, and the City of Great Falls talk about the motivation and need for and impact of a medical college in Great Falls.

“Our presence here in this beautiful state and in this wonderful city of Great Falls speaks to our institutional vision of bringing exceptional educational opportunities to areas where they are needed and to the people who will truly benefit from our expertise,” said Rabbi Moshe Krupka, Touro College’s executive vice-president.