Construction Updates

March 2021

As the walls of the new medical education building go up, the excitement is growing. The framework of what the new campus will become is now taking form and the temporary space for incoming students and faculty is being prepared. MUSM anticipates the current faculty and staff will be moving into the temporary space by the first week of April. By then it will be fully functional for all classroom learning activities, medical practice, and simulation lab.

January 2021

The New Year started with a bang on the banks of the Chattahoochee River as the medical education building starts to take shape. Seven new faculty members have been hired and are currently training in Macon. Columbus is working hard to be ready to welcome MUSM’s first class of 30 students in August.

November 2020

Heading into the holidays the Columbus expansion project is moving along well and on schedule. In anticipation of the expansion, new faculty and staff have been hired to take care of the additional incoming medical students who will start in August 2021.

September 2020

Mercer University held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its planned medical school campus in Columbus.


March 2020

Columbus community leaders have offered Mercer University a new site where it will locate its expanded four-year medical school campus. This will allow for construction of a free-standing structure to better suit the needs of medical school students, faculty, and staff, and will also provide an iconic locale on the banks of the Chattahoochee. The new facility is  expected to be completed in late 2021 or early 2022, featuring state-of-the-art classrooms, research facilities, and office space. 

May 2019

Mercer University School of Medicine formally announced the expansion of the School’s two-year Columbus campus to a full four-year campus. The expansion is backed by operational funding from the state and  generous support from the Columbus community.