Scroll down to discover the history of the Medical Partnership from 2005 to the present

The Medical College of Georgia explores creating clinical campuses across the state with the creation of the Southwest Clinical Campus, headquartered at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany.

2005

The Georgia General Assembly passed the fiscal year 2008 budget, which included $2.8 millions to expand medical school capacity in Georgia.

2007

Pittsburgh-based consulting firm Tripp Umbach is retained to complete a medical education expansion study on behalf of the Board of Regents. The nationally recognized medical school expansion firm was selected to explore the best growth opportunities for the Medical College of Georgia.

2007

On January 15, Tripp Umbach presents its study and proposal for expanding medical education to the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. The Regents accept the report on January 21.

2008

UGA Real Estate Foundation purchases historic building on the North Oconee River in Athens & begins renovation. The Interim Medical Partnership Building becomes the first home of the AU/UGA Medical Partnership.

2008

On February 10, the Board of Regents approves the memorandum of understanding formalizing the AU/UGA Medical Partnership.

2009

Forty medical students began classes at the AU/UGA Medical Partnership in Athens.

2010

The Navy vacated the 56-acre Navy Supply Corps School on Prince Avenue in Athens, making it available for renovation & preparation for the new UGA Health Sciences Campus.

2011

Former Navy School property becomes the UGA Health Sciences Campus. Programs such as the AU/UGA Medical Partnership & the UGA College of Public Health will be housed at the site.

2011

The AU/UGA Medical Partnership moves to the UGA Health Sciences Campus.

2012

First students to graduate from the AU/UGA Medical Partnership & begin residency training.

2014

First class of residents to begin at the AU/UGA Medical Partnership Internal Medicine Residency Program in partnership with St. Mary’s Healthcare System.

2015

First AU/ UGA Medical Partnership campus Medical College of Georgia graduates finish their training & begin practicing medicine.

2017

First AU/UGA Medical Partnership Internal Medicine Residency program residents begin practicing medicine.

2018

Medical Partnership Class size plans to expand to fifty students per class.

2020

Medical Partnership Class size plans to expand to 60 students per class.

2021

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