Hypothetical topic! I was just wondering how many SDN members would really like to see the University of California (UC) Regents create the UC Berkeley School of Medicine (with an entering class of 122 students who would eventually earn an MD Degree). I'm sure there are logistical reasons why this has not happenned nor even been a point of interest. I do realize UC San Francisco is just across the bay and UC Davis is a hour or two away; however, I think a medical school at UC Berkeley, along with affiliated hospitals (perhaps the Alta Bates Hospital system and a new University Hospital), would go a long way in addressing health care issues in the East Bay (i.e., Oakland, Hayward, Alameda) and in Northern California in general. I also think UC Berkeley has enormous resources to conduct biomedical research (as it does already), which would also benefit the medical school. Could you imagine an MD/PhD program here? With the institution's current faculty, I'm sure the curriculum would be very innovatice. Also, I feel confident the institution would recruit faculty for the medical school who were open to alternative forms of medicine (if, of course, there was sound research to back up the claims). Please note there is a joint program between UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley in which you earn MD and MS degrees. There are usually only 12 students in the program each year. However, this program is obviously different than what I was envisioning, which was a comprehensive medical school at UC Berkeley. So, my question is this: How many of you would like to see the creation of the UC Berkeley School of Medicine? Please vote and feel free to share your opinions on the subject. Thanks.