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Following the passage of the Teague-Cranston Act and Tennessee state legislation, with the Plan for Medical Education in place, the next step was qualifying for federal funds. With the help of U.S. Representative Jimmy Quillen and the State Board of Regents Chancellor Roy Nicks, the application for funds was approved by the Veterans Administration on July 11, 1974. However, it was not until Dr. Culp's last day in office as President of ETSU, that the Liason Committee on Medical Education issued a letter of reasonable assurance that the new medical school would be accredited.

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