Georgia university plans 3rd medical school campus

Augusta University's Medical College of Georgia is planning to open a four-year medical school in Savannah to increase access to physician education and training in the state. 

The university aims to enroll its first students at the new campus in fall 2024, pending approval by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. Augusta is launching the medical school campus through a partnership with Statesboro-based Georgia Southern University. The campus will be housed in an existing building that will undergo $1.7 million in renovations at Georgia Southern's Waters College of Health Professions.

The new campus would allow Medical College of Georgia to accept 40 more medical students annually, increasing its total class size to 304 students. The medical school also has four-year campuses in Augusta and Athens, Ga. 

"As the state's only public medical school, it is both our responsibility and commitment to produce more doctors for Georgia, and this growth in our class size is one way we can fulfill what I consider to be our most critical mission," Medical College of Georgia Dean David Hess, MD, said in a May 18 news release.

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