10 U.S.C. § 2112 : US Code - Section 2112: Establishment

      (a) There is hereby authorized to be established within 25 miles
    of the District of Columbia a Uniformed Services University of the
    Health Sciences (hereinafter in this chapter referred to as the
    "University"), at a site or sites to be selected by the Secretary
    of Defense, with authority to grant appropriate advanced degrees.
    It shall be so organized as to graduate not less than 100 medical
    students annually.
      (b) Except as provided in subsection (a), the numbers of persons
    to be graduated from the University shall be prescribed by the
    Secretary of Defense. In so prescribing the number of persons to be
    graduated from the University, the Secretary of Defense shall
    institute actions necessary to ensure the maximum number of first-
    year enrollments in the University consistent with the academic
    capacity of the University and the needs of the uniformed services
    for medical personnel.
      (c) The development of the University may be by such phases as
    the Secretary of Defense may prescribe subject to the requirements
    of subsection (a).