February 13, 2008
ATLANTA, Ga.---The University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved a resolution today that would boost medical school enrollment in the state of Georgia. The resolution commits the system to a 60 percent expansion through the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) School of Medicine.
The Board of Regents is calling for the chancellor and the presidents of both the MCG and the University of Georgia (UGA) to develop a detailed plan on ways they intend to boost MCG's physician enrollment statewide to 1,200 students by 2020. The current enrollment is 745 students.
The expansion calls for growth in Augusta, but MCG's School of Medicine will also develop and operate a new four-year campus in Athens in partnership with UGA as well as two clinical campuses in Albany and Savannah.