Augusta University to get $16 million in funding from the state

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Big changes could be on the way for our medical community and those across Georgia.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp flew into Augusta on Tuesday to talk about the recently passed budget. Included in that budget is the new 3+ program.

It’s meant to get more doctors into rural areas where they’re needed the most, and our local health experts say it could have a lot of benefit for medical students.

“It shortens the length of medical school and funds medical students to be able to go out and do medical schooling and residency in three years, and then work in rural Georgia for three years, and basically have their medical school paid for free,” Dr. Phillip Coule, chief medical officer of AU Health, said.

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