"Our vision is to develop an expanded medical education program that addresses the need for primary care physicians in under served areas," said MCW President/CEO, Dr. John Raymond.
Now, M-C- W is taking a big step toward that goal. In 20-15, a new regional medical campus in Green Bay will enroll it's first student doctors. College President and C-E-O Dr. John Raymond says the areas four hospitals provide a good working environment for a new medical school.
"You do have multiple, very strong hospital systems that are willing to work together for the common purpose of medical education. It was a very attractive feature," he said.
Bellin College and other post-secondary schools were another selling point. Bellin opened a new campus in 2009 with an eye toward enhancing it's offerings with possible partnerships.
"Bellin College has the facilities and can grow. We are more than willing to work with the Medical College to bring to life their dream , their vision," said Bellin College President/CEO Connie Boerst.
The first student doctors from the Green Bay campus would begin their hospital residencies in 2018. And community leaders say that bodes well for under served areas.
"80-percent of the residents ultimately make their residence or their home where they do their residency," said Brown County Executive Troy Strechenbach.
In addition to Green Bay, the Medical College of Wisconsin's board of directors chose to locate a second regional medical school in Mosinee.
Local 5's Terry Kovarik has the story.