UM Med School Planning 800 Layoffs

CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The University of Miami medical school says it has already started laying off employees. And while the school did tell the state that 800 positions would be affected, the dean of the school says he hopes that fewer than 800 people will be laid off.

Dean Pascal Goldschmidt told reporters that no medical care givers would lose their jobs. The layoffs will impact those in administrative and research positions.

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“This is really the last resort,” said Goldschmidt. “We have done everything to solve this, reducing our expenses and now the number of employees.”

The UM school of medicine has about 8,000 employees.

The UM school of medicine had filed a WARN notice with the state that the layoff date would be July 31st. Goldschmidt said the layoffs would be staggered over a period of time.

Dr. Obi Ekwenna is the chief resident in Urology and in…

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