Medical school expansion in Columbus to be ‘a transformative force’ in West Georgia
5 May 2022
On the banks of the Chattahoochee River, America’s most picturesque medical school campus opened its doors in January to welcome more than 70 first-, third- and fourth-year medical students.
Mercer University School of Medicine was founded in 1982 as a public-private partnership between the state and the institution to provide physicians for rural and underserved areas of Georgia. There is perhaps no greater example of the School’s successful pursuit of that mission than in Columbus.
The opening of the Columbus campus — more than a dozen years in the making — was the culmination of a community-driven effort to improve the health status of its citizens.