Medical College announcing Green Bay’s selection as future site

Green Bay has been identified by the Medical College of Wisconsin as one of two sites — Central Wisconsin is the other — for development of a medical school campus. A 10 a.m. news conference at Green Bay’s City Hall is now underway. UW-Green Bay Chancellor Thomas K. Harden, who was a member of the local delegation that helped convince MCW to locate a satellite campus in Green Bay, is at the press conference. Officials say their goal is to admit the first group of medical students as early as the summer of 2015. In a prepared statement, MCW President and CEO John R. Raymond Sr., M.D., said, “We have had extensive meetings with Green Bay health care systems, academic institutions, elected officials, and civic and business leaders… (Green Bay’s) strengths include strong health systems with outstanding physicians and established programs for student-focused clinical experiences, quality academic institutions with a scientific program infrastructure, and civic and business engagement and enthusiastic support…”

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