Green Bay, Wis. (WFRV) -- Green Bay will be home to one of two regional campuses for the Medical College of Wisconsin. MCW officials made the announcement on Monday.
They call Green Bay an ideal location with liberal arts, technical and nursing colleges.
The first student doctors will be enrolled in 2015, and begin their residencies in all for local hospitals in 2018.
One of the college's goals will be to help solve the shortage of doctors in rural areas.
A 2011 report from the Wisconsin Hospital Association showed the state faces a major physician shortage by 20-30, if action isn't taken.
The addition of this medical college is expected to help solve that shortage by training future doctors in Green Bay and retain them in the area.
"This is an opportunity that's' being created at the right time, for the right reasons and in all due humility in the right place," said Dr. Richard Ludgin, the Chief Medical Officer at Aurora BayCare.
The study from the Wisconsin Health Association also showed that students who go to a local school, and then complete a residency here, are 86% more likely to stay and practice medicine here.