New Medical School in Charlotte

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New Medical School in Charlotte

Unread post by NewApp » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:45 pm ... 60864.html

Atrium Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest University announced Wednesday that they plan to join in a deal that will bring a four-year medical school to Charlotte — a major announcement for a city that lacks such a campus but has long desired one.

The deal also means that the three groups will combine in a yet-to-be-determined way as a new health care system. The impact of that big change for patients was not immediately known.

The announcement came just several weeks after UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois and the UNC School of Medicine dean wrote an Observer opinion column stating that now was not the right time to develop a four-year medical school in Charlotte, citing financial challenges.

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Re: New Medical School in Charlotte

Unread post by Rekdiver » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:47 pm

Dubois means not the right time for UNCC....Appears Atrium and Wake(s) think different!

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Re: New Medical School in Charlotte

Unread post by biggie » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:26 am

And us at Baptist are worried if this is more of a take over in the near future.

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Re: New Medical School in Charlotte

Unread post by SalemApp » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:29 pm

This won't be the end of Wake's investment in Charlotte! A Law School will be next. At least this is good for App that Harrisburg has been denied.

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Re: New Medical School in Charlotte

Unread post by BallantyneApp » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:43 pm

If i was benevolent dictator, i would say that the area in most need of a medical school would be western NC, specifically looking at Asheville- could also serve upstate SC and Eastern Tennesee.

Central/Piedmont NC already has 3 outstanding med schools. If Charlotte has to have a med school, WF is 2nd best option after Duke Med IMO.

Hopefully App is reaching out to Wake to continue to grow Beaver College and expand the offerings.

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