Clayton State, Southeastern Louisiana University, and the University of Mississippi have all announced they are considering expanding their medical school programs.
Clayton State is the first university in the country to announce that it will be accepting applications, as the city of Baton Rouge has become the first in the nation to accept medical students for its medical schools.
The university announced Thursday that it would expand its medical program to include surgical, family medicine, and pediatrics programs.
The school announced that it was also adding three additional teaching and administrative positions.
“The university will continue to focus on our mission of providing outstanding medical education to the state of Louisiana and its citizens,” Clayton State President Dr. Jim Hester said in a news release.
“Our mission is to provide quality medical education and research to students across the state, and we are committed to working closely with our partners to ensure that we are prepared to serve our patients and support their efforts to achieve long-term health.”
Clayson State’s medical school is in its second year.
The university’s other programs are in Atlanta, New Orleans, and Orlando.
Claysdale State University is a Baptist university in Louisiana, located in New Orleans.
The state’s population is about one-third white, one-quarter black, and one-fifth Hispanic.