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Brandon Tabor, KASU News

120 students in white doctor coats stood proudly on the Riceland Hall stage in the Fowler Center, reciting the “student pledge of commitment” with the goal of accomplishing a dream.  A dream to practice medicine.

The students are the culmination of a dream for a medical school to be in Northeast Arkansas at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.  They are the inaugural class of the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at A-State—the first Osteopathic Medical school in the state.

Arkansas Children's Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences are expanding pediatric services in northeast Arkansas; that is good news for parents who are having to take their children to Memphis or Little Rock.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves was at yesterday's grand opening and files this report.