Governor Brian P. Kemp joined the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), local community leaders, and special guests to welcome South Georgia’s first, four-year medical school to Moultrie, Georgia.

Moultrie has really opened its doors to our new campus and is welcoming us with open arms. I believe our students will find this city to be very livable and enjoy their time here. There is a sense among many long time residents of Moultrie that the campus will help to transform the area, and I think it will. – Sebastian Egberts, anatomy instructor.

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Today is an exciting day for South Georgia as we celebrate the opening of this region’s first, four-year medical school. This new program will make an immeasurable impact on the Peach State’s future by training critically needed doctors to care for our families and rebuild communities,” said Governor Kemp. “This achievement is a direct result of thriving partnerships between state officials, the medical community, and local leaders. Together, Georgia will continue to lead on healthcare and put patients first.”

“All Georgians deserve a high-quality, affordable healthcare system that puts patients’ needs at the forefront,” said Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan. “The development of the first, four-year medical school in South Georgia is one step toward ensuring that goal and keeping Georgia an innovative leader in healthcare. I look forward to watching the great benefits this facility will bring to the people of Moultrie and across South Georgia.”

“Georgia remains committed to access to quality, affordable healthcare throughout our state, and training the next generation of physicians, nurses and healthcare professionals is essential to that goal,” said Speaker David Ralston. “I want to applaud three members of our House leadership team from the area who helped make this announcement possible: Chairman Sam Watson, Chairman Jay Powell and Chairman Darlene Taylor. Their efforts, along with those of other state and local officials and our medical community, make clear we are growing jobs in rural Georgia that will benefit our entire state.”

This is a press release from the Office of Governor Brian Kemp

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