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New medical campus expands clinical education

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A new medical campus in Albany hopes to expand clinical education, and bring more doctors to Georgia's rural areas.

Twenty three students from the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine had a first-hand look at the campus, and Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Eleven MCG students already have committed to spending a majority of medical school learning alongside physicians at the hospital.

In November, the school received accreditation to pave the way for the campus to become a two-year residential clinical campus for up to 20 students.

"We can more forward with having a group of students come down to Phoebe and do their third and four year rotations in the southwest region," Dr. Linda Boyd, Associate Dean of Regional Campus.

"They get so much more hands on experience, and they work one on one with our faculty," said Dr. Iqbal Khan, Dean SW Georgia Satellite Campus.

Phoebe Putney will lease the former Albany Middle School across the street from the hospital to MCG. It will be ready in March.

The new Clinical Campus will serve an area from Columbus to Valdosta.

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