Tulane, BR General reach agreement for satellite campus

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Posted: Mar 3, 2010 11:30 AM by Brett Troxler
Updated: Mar 3, 2010 11:42 AM
Source: Baton Rouge General

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Topics: Baton Rouge General, Tulane University School of Medicine, satellite campus, training, hospital, New Orleans

Baton Rouge General has reached an agreement with the Tulane University School of Medicine to create a satellite training campus in Baton Rouge.

Beginning in May, a select group of 10 Tulane medical students will spend their third and fourth year clinical rotations in Baton Rouge General's Mid City hospital. Physicans at the hospital will serve as teachers, mentors and role models at the new campus.

“This is a significant opportunity for Tulane University School of Medicine and Baton Rouge General Medical Center to create an exciting and innovative new model to train the state’s next generation of medical professionals and healthcare leaders,” said Tulane University President Scott Cowen.

The program will be called the Baton Rouge LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Discovery) Academy. It will be the first time in the medical school's 175-year history that it will open a training campus outside of the New Orleans area.

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