We will lead the state in educating physicians and health professionals who practice in rural areas.
GOAL 1 STRATEGIES
We will increase the number of quality, community-minded physicians and health professionals practicing in rural Georgia.
- By 2028, the School of Medicine will have 720 medical students.
- By 2028, 35% of the School of Medicine’s MD graduates will practice in rural Georgia.
- We will increase the number of MD students going into in-state, primary care residencies.
- The School of Medicine student body will be representative of underrepresented minorities that reflect rural Georgia.
- We will increase the number of MD applicants from diverse, rural backgrounds.
- Develop physicians and healthcare professions who lead practices in rural areas.
- Recruit qualified, community-minded physicians for preceptorships.
- Provide a network for School of Medicine alumni and other physicians practicing in rural Georgia.
- Open a four-year medical school campus in Columbus.
We will effectively prepare community-minded leaders with superb basic science and clinical skills.
- Each year we will achieve a professional standards and certification pass rate equal to the national average.
- By 2022, we will launch a PhD in rural health program and enroll 2-5 students each year.
- By 2028, we will increase the number of PhDs awarded to at least 3 per year.
- Expand curricular support for students.
- Expand clinical experiences and training.
- Expand degree and research programs.