Atlanta, August 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — This week with the leaders of the Peach State Health Plan Georgia Medical College and Augusta The university has announced the official “Peach State Scholars” for 2022. Augusta university campus. Seven students make up her second class attending Peach State Scholars. Georgia Medical College MCG3+ Primary Care Pathway Program.
Launched in 2020, the program enables selected students to graduate from medical school in three years instead of four and go straight into primary care residency. GeorgiaThese students receive tuition scholarships in exchange for a commitment to serve in rural or underserved areas of the state. $5.2 million Donated by Peach State Health Plan in 2021.
“We are very excited to expand the MCG3+ Primary Care Pathways Program into its second year with the 2022 Peach State Scholars. Wade Lakes, CEO, Peach State Health Plan. “These medical students will soon be on the front lines of healthcare. of Georgia underserved communities; As this innovative program continues, together we will help train more doctors across the state. Georgia.”
governor Brian Kemp Started the program by donating an equal amount to the first Peach State Health Plan donation and added another donation $5.2 million Funding in progress.This year, with Governor Kemp Georgia Additional General Assembly added $8.7 million to the program.
“Public and private organizations Georgia We will come together to create innovative solutions to our state’s health care problems,” the governor said. Brian Kemp.” status Georgia We are proud to support the efforts of the Peach State Health Plan. Georgia Medical College We are trying to place more doctors in our rural and underserved areas. “
“Our partnership with the Peach State Health Plan has been integral to getting the MCG3+ Primary Care Pathway Program off the ground and addressing it. of Georgia There’s a shortage of doctors,’ said Augusta University president Brooks A. Keel,doctorate. “Georgia Many underserved communities are losing doctors for a variety of reasons, including the retirement of older physicians and the desire of younger physicians to practice in more populated areas. These Peach State Scholars will help address these shortfalls for years to come. ”
Here are the 2022 Peach State Scholars, their hometowns, and their intended specializations:
Reginald D. Benson Jr.
Sarah K. Chappell
M. rain forks
about Georgia Medical College (MCG)
of Georgia Medical College and Augusta The university is one of the largest medical schools in the country by class size, with 264 students per class.Your teaching experience is supported by our main campus Augustathe state’s 3rd and 4th grade regional clinical campus and the state’s second 4-year campus Athens in partnership with University of GeorgiaMCG is expanding its partnerships with doctors and hospitals around the world. Georgia currently offers about 350 sites where students can experience all types of medical care, from complex care hospitals to small town private clinics. The MCG and its teaching hospitals also provide graduate education to over 500 residents and fellows in over 50 different Graduate Medical Education Accreditation Council approved programs.
About the Peach State Health Plan (PSHP)
Peach State Health Plan is a care management organization serving the needs of Georgians through a variety of health insurance solutions. The Peach State Health Plan partners with the Georgia Families to serve the Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids® populations. The organization also focuses on uninsured individuals through its federal insurance market plan, Ambetter, and the Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan. Peach State Health Plan is a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading multiline healthcare company. For more information, please visit www.pshp.com.
Source Peach State Health Plan