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Regents adopt plan to expand, boost medical school enrollment

The board of regents approved a resolution Feb. 13 that commits the university system to a 60 percent expansion of physician education through the Medical College of Georgia’s School of Medicine.

Through the resolution, the regents charged Chancellor Errol B. Davis Jr. and the presidents of MCG and UGA to develop detailed implementations strategies to boost MCG’s physician enrollment statewide to 1,200 students by 2020, from 745 current students.

The proposed expansion would entail significant expansion in Augusta, which will continue to serve as the foundation for a single state-operated medical school. MCG’s School of Medicine also will develop and operate a new four-year campus in Athens in partnership with UGA as well as two clinical campuses in Albany and Savannah.