Athens’ New Medical School Perceived as Economic Asset

Political leaders and higher education supporters deemed that the new medical school in Athens was no less than an economic commodity or asset and was a step ahead in the right direction at solving the state’s health care crisis after Monday saw 40 students attend their first day of class on the new campus.

Gov. Sonny Perdue informed while being at the cutting ceremony for the Medical College of Georgia-University of Georgia Medical Partnership that it was the true collaboration.

The college will house in a pair of reorganized mill buildings built along the North Oconee River for first couple of years of training to be imparted to the students of the school.

Perdue said that this partnership was something beneficial to Georgians.

Considering the low number of physicians that Georgia has for each 100,000 people and also ranks low on other medical measures for example, obesity, this was good move, stated by Dr. Douglas Miller, Dean of MCG’s School of Medicine.

By the year 2020, the MCG freshman class size would become the second biggest in the nation, and plans to call for a class of 300 students was, with 240 at the campus in Augusta and 60 in Athens.

The UGA College of Public Health will as well move to the Navy school properly with 250 graduates from the college and 600 underclassmen.