Missouri medical school opens Springfield campus
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The University of Missouri School of Medicine has opened a physician training campus in Springfield.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that the medical school, CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield hospitals celebrated the opening of the clinical campus on Monday.
Officials say the new campus will allow medical students to complete their last two years of training while spending time learning at the two hospitals.
The new campus is part of a larger medical school expansion project taking place in Columbia, including the construction of the $42.5 million Patient-Centered Care Learning Center. The building is expected to open in 2017.
The school said the expansion is expected to add more than 300 physicians, 3,500 new health care jobs and $390 million annually to the state's economy.