Troy University and a consortium of medical schools have established a partnership aimed at educating doctors to practice medicine in rural and underserved areas of Alabama.
Beginning Sept. 1, students from Alabama who are enrolled in A.T. Still University (ATSU) of Osteopathic Medicine in Mesa, AZ, began reporting to the Troy Campus to continue their medical education. Under this agreement between TROY and the Alabama Medical Education Consortium (AMEC), the University provides classroom space in its Math/Science Complex to ATSU for the delivery of courses to its second-year medical students. Students in the ATSU program receive Troy University parking and library privileges as part of the agreement. All coursework is delivered as part of ATSU’s curriculum and will be taught by ATSU instructors.
“This partnership allows Troy University to provide a much-needed service to our state,” Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, said. “The stated purpose of AMEC’s efforts is to provide a pipeline to educate physicians for ‘rural and underserved’ Alabama. This is a worthy goal and we believe it will provide a model for future administrative partnerships for TROY, as well as address the rural health-care needs of our state.”