Class Expansion and Springfield Clinical Campus

One Medical School.

Two Campuses.

More Physicians.

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The MU School of Medicine has formed a unique partnership with CoxHealth and Mercy health systems in Springfield that will alleviate Missouri’s critical physician shortage by training more doctors to provide patient-centered care for the people of the state and beyond.

Beginning in 2016 with the opening of a second MU clinical campus in Springfield and in 2017 with the opening of the Patient-Centered Care Learning Center in Columbia, the University of Missouri will be expanding its medical school class to provide more than 300 additional physicians for Missouri.

The MU School of Medicine model explicitly focuses students’ attention on the people they are preparing to serve, and students’ clinically-based education will draw on the patient-centered care provided by CoxHealth, Mercy and University of Missouri Health Care.

MU’s unique partnership will serve as a model for other areas of the state — and nation — that face shortages of health care professionals.