Mercer University has partnered with the Midtown Medical Center of Columbus Regional Health and St. Francis Hospital to establish a clinical campus in Columbus, Georgia. Columbus is Georgia's second largest city and is located on the banks of the Chattahoochee River in west-central Georgia. Beginning in 2012, third and fourth year medical students have trained with the area's finest physicians through a partnership that integrates the strengths of all three institutions. The expansion of Mercer University School of Medicine to Columbus has been made possible by the hard work of many people, including the leadership of the Midtown Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital, Pete Robinson, State Rep. Richard Smith, former dean of Mercer School of Medicine Dr William Bina, Mercer trustees Jimmy Elder and Tom Black, and a number of other local business and community leaders including the Chamber of Commerce.
Welcome Note by Columbus Campus Dean Dr Alice House
For more than 20 years, Mercer University School of Medicine has been sending third year medical students to Columbus, GA, for part of their clinical education. In 2012, the first cohort of students moved to Columbus to begin their clinical education in partnership with Columbus Regional Midtown Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital. Students have the privilege of working with the area’s best physicians and actively participating in care delivered in the emergency rooms, operating rooms and delivery rooms. In Columbus, students receive an excellent clinical education and are exposed to a variety of clinical experiences in an environment that allows for close interaction with the clinical faculty. Additional information about the University, the School and the Columbus Campus can be found in the School of Medicine Catalog. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or plan a visit to the campus to get to know us better.
Dr. Alice House, M.D., FAAFP
Professor of Family Medicine & Columbus Campus Dean
The Midtown Medical Center is part of the Columbus Regional Healthcare System, a not-for-profit organization providing health, medical and educational services to west Georgia and east Alabama. Columbus Regional has three acute care hospitals – The Midtown Medical Center, Doctors Hospital and Hughston Hospital in Columbus. The system also includes the John B. Amos Cancer Center and other facilities offering specialized care across the life span. Since 1972, The Medical Center has been home to the Family Practice Residency Program, the first such program established in Georgia and one of the earliest in the Southeast.
St. Francis Hospital is a 376-bed, faith-based, not-for-profit hospital in Columbus, GA, founded by a diverse group of community leaders in 1950. The hospital offers a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency room services, cardiac catheterization at the Patrick Heart Institute, mammography at the Elena Diaz-Verson Amos Center for Breast Health, behavioral health services at The Bradley Center, orthopaedics at the St. Francis Orthopaedic Institute, digestive disease treatment at the Center for Digestive Disorders, and centers of excellence in Cardiac and Women’s Health.
Columbus Campus Address
33 West 11th Street, P.O. Box 870, Columbus, GA 31902-0870