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Friday, November 12, 2010 - 11:01am

MCG To Open Rome Campus

The Medical College of Georgia announced this week that they will open a clinical campus in Rome.

The state’s only public medical school already has campuses in Albany and Savannah and recently opened a branch at the University of Georgia in Athens.

Officials say the Rome campus is part of an effort to increase the MCG School of Medicine’s class size from 190 to 300 by 2020.

They say the plan will also help address the state’s critical physician shortage which is likely to worsen as the population grows.

The new campus is expected to open by July of 2013.