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Building for Future Physicians

Medical Student Housing Complex

One of the greatest predictors of health outcomes is the ratio of physicians to population. Over a decade ago Phoebe embarked on a journey to increase the number of healthcare professionals, especially primary care physicians, to care for citizens of this region. Lack of convenient, affordable, temporary housing has been a barrier to attracting students in the past. However, for those who have trained in this area, up to 70 percent have remained in the area, establishing practices within 100 miles.

Located across from Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, the first phase of the new housing complex will feature apartment-style living for 40 students and residents who are in Southwest Georgia for short-term clinical training.

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A fundraising campaign initiated by Phoebe Foundation will remain active until the goal has been met. To date, $3.2 million has been raised, led by a $1 million gift from the Richard King Mellon Foundation.