SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The University of Missouri “School of Medicine” celebrated its first year of Springfield Clinical Campus.
The event took place tonight at Bass Pro’s “White River Conference Room.”
It was designed to address a critical shortage of physicians in the state and across the nation.
Officials there said being a part of this clinical campus is helping change the future of health care, especially when it comes to bringing more medical students to Springfield.
Cox Hospital currently has a family practice residency, that was recently expanded.
That’s one way, some say, to help bring in more doctors.
“But I think to expand our academic presence, we have residents coming down from the university or spending some time helping us with patient care. I think that’s huge for Springfield as we see more and more need for physicians. The best way to do that is to bring them here for their training.” Mark Costley, Cox Medical Group medical director, said.
The campus officially opened in June of last year.
It’s part of a larger medical school expansion project taking place in Columbia – a $42.5 million education building at Mizzou.
It opens this July.