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Forty aspiring physicians began their education in Athens Aug. 9 as the inaugural class of the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership
University System of Georgia Chancellor Erroll B. Davis Jr., Augusta University President Ricardo Azziz and University of Georgia President Michael F. Adams will address reporters at 3 p.m. on Aug. 9, the inaugural day of classes at the campus of the AU/UGA Medical Partnership. The news conference, which will be held in the conference room of the Interim Medical Partnership Building at 279 Williams Street in Athens, will be followed by a 4 p.m. dedication ceremony outside the building that will include comments by Governor Sonny Perdue.
The University of Georgia this week notified the Navy Supply Corps School Local Redevelopment Authority that it has obtained all the necessary funding and approval to meet the Medical School Program requirement. The certification indicates that UGA is ready to begin offering medical education instruction in its partnership with the Georgia Regents University, and marks a key checkpoint in the process of transferring the Navy Supply Corps School property to the University of Georgia for repurposing as the UGA Health Sciences Campus.
The Georgia Regents University has assigned the first 13 students to the Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership in Athens.
Resources are adequate for Augusta University School of Medicine to proceed with a four-year campus in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia and a two-year residential clinical campus in Southwest Georgia, the accrediting body for U.S. medical schools has confirmed.
Dr. Terrence E. Steyer, associate professor of family medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina and a national leader in medical education, has been named founding chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences at the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership in Athens.
Renovations are complete at the historic building where the first class of students at the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership will be educated.
Dr. Scott Richardson, an internist and nationally recognized expert in evidence-based medicine, has been named campus associate dean for curriculum for the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership in Athens.
The Augusta University and the University of Georgia have received confirmation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the accrediting body for the country's medical schools, that their resource development is on track to matriculate 40 medical students at the Athens campus in August 2010.
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia today approved a memorandum of understanding formalizing the partnership recently formed between the Augusta University (AU) and the University of Georgia (UGA) to expand medical education into Athens.