Ground broken for new medical college in Auburn

Courtesy: www.auburn.edu
Courtesy: www.auburn.edu

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – A new medical college being built in Auburn is scheduled to admit its first class in 2015.

State and local officials attended a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Auburn Research Park.

The four-story building with more than 90,000 square feet will be adjacent to Auburn University’s main campus.

The Opelika-Auburn News reports that Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine has campuses in Blacksburg, Va. with Virginia Tech; and in Spartanburg, S.C. with Wofford College. The Auburn campus will be its third.

The Auburn project involves a partnership between the college, Auburn University and the Auburn Research and Technology Foundation.

Auburn University President Jay Gogue said he believes that adding another medical college in Alabama will help bring much-needed doctors to the state.

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Information from: Opelika-Auburn News, http://www.oanow.com/

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