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Mercer Medical College Students Welcomed to Columbus

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Mercer University medical students beginning third year studies in Columbus were welcomed with their third-year pins, gifts from local businesses, and a proclamation from Mayor Teresa Tomlinson. The Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce hosted a reception in honor of these future physicians.

Jacki Lowe, 2013 Chair of the Chamber Board of Directors, said, "We are excited about the continued partnership between Mercer University and the Columbus region in educating these healthcare professionals.  This is a ‘win-win' for our city, our region, our state, and obviously for Mercer University and the medical college." 

Lowe also stressed, "We still have a long way to go in the establishment of a medical college in Columbus, but the work that is already underway and ongoing with our Chamber, the hospitals, the City, the State, the Development Authority and, of course, with Mercer University will benefit our hospitals systems, existing colleges and universities, and the economy and the quality of life in healthcare."

Russ Carreker, chair of Chamber's Economic Development said, "Our Chamber and its partners are great at economic development.  We understand what it takes to recruit, market, package, and sell a company on our region. The Chamber's mission is ‘to promote business success by being the leaders in Economic and Community Development for the Region' and the addition of a medical college is a great example of fulfilling this mission."

Mike Gaymon, President & CEO of Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce, said, "Last year we were excited to announce of the partnership between Mercer University and the Columbus region in the formation of a medical college.  As we welcome this second class of medical students, we know there is much work to be done and we will utilize all of the available resources of our partnerships in the region to bring Mercer University School of Medicine to Columbus. We are proud of our history of public/private partnerships and we will use that track record of success to make this endeavor work!"

Mayor of Columbus Georgia, Teresa Tomlinson said, ""We are so proud to have the Mercer Medical School third year class as part of our Columbus, Georgia community.  We also are excited about the potential growth of the Medical School in Columbus."

 

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