The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has announced plans to open a branch campus in Georgia and enroll 80 students by fall 2005.
The Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association has granted the school approval to begin accepting student applications process with final approval expected in January, according to the the college.
The 105-year-old medical school graduated 238 physicians in June, according to spokesperson Carol Weisl. This will be its first campus expansion, she said.
Weisl said the school is in final negotiations to purchase a 150,000 square foot building on a 17-acres site in Gwinnett County, about 30 miles northeast of Atlanta.
Weisel said the size of the faculty is yet to be determined.