Tue., April 13, 2010 3:37pm (EDT)

MCG Reaches Out To Underserved Areas
By Noel Brown
Updated: 4 years ago

AUGUSTA, Ga.  —  
The Medical College of Georgia plans to start sending students to live and study at a satellite campus in Albany. Officials hope the move will increase health care access in the underserved region. (Image courtesy MCG)
The Medical College of Georgia plans to start sending students to live and study at a satellite campus in Albany. Officials hope the move will increase health care access in the underserved region. (Image courtesy MCG)
Starting this summer MCG will send third year med students to live and study at their satellite campus in Albany. The campus has been open since 2005 but MCG officials say the new residential program will allow students to spend more time in the under served region.

Dr. Ruth-Marie Fincher is the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at MCG.

These students will be living there, will make it their home for the year and, as such, we expect them to become part of the local community and ultimately will choose to practice medicine in a similar area.

A second residential program is in the works in Savannah. Officials expect students to be living there by 2012