Medical College trustees approve two new campuses

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Medical College of Wisconsin trustees have voted to move ahead with establishing two community-based medical education campuses in Wisconsin.

The campuses will be located in Green Bay and central Wisconsin. The Medical College has a goal of admitting its first group of students in the summer of 2015.

Regional health systems, academic institutions and civic and business leaders in Green Bay and central Wisconsin will partner with the Medical College in developing the campuses. The college says a key to the success of the campuses is the commitment of the regional health systems to create residency programs.

Gov. Scott Walker issued the following statement in related to the Medical College‘s plan:

  • “I applaud the Medical College of Wisconsin for tackling the need for additional physician training in Wisconsin.  While addressing shortages of health care professionals will require many individual solutions, adding medical schools in Northeast and Central Wisconsin over the next several years is a terrific step toward meeting Wisconsin’s health care needs, particularly in less populated areas of our state.  I am especially appreciative of the Medical College’s inclusive process which included reaching out to inform and solicit input from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.”

The cost of creating the campuses is about $23 million. College spokeswoman Maureen Mack says the specific central Wisconsin site has not yet been determined.

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