DE PERE, WI (WTAQ) - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received two accreditations for its new doctor training facilities in De Pere.
They give the school the green light to recruit an expected inaugural class of 20 to 25 students, who will start training in mid-2015.
The Higher Learning Commission, and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education both say the new school has the resources necessary to open.
The new science building at St. Norbert College will house classroom and administrative space for the new Medical College branch. Students will also have coursework at UW-Green Bay, the Bellin nursing college, and the Northeast Wisconsin Tech campus.
The Medical College, which is based near Milwaukee, says it wants to help train enough doctors to treat Wisconsin's expanding senior population from the baby boom.
A college official recently said mental health training would be a big focus at Green Bay, with seven mental health residency programs to be established throughout the area.
The Medical College is also working on a similar facility in the Wausau area.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)