WCU awarded $20 million in ARPA funds to build new Institute for Primary Care

Carey receives $20 million grant to build new medical facility
Published: May. 5, 2023 at 1:26 PM CDT|Updated: May. 5, 2023 at 1:27 PM CDT
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - William Carey University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine has received a $20 million grant, which it will use to construct a new Institute for Primary Care.

The funds come from the federal American Rescue Plan Act. They are administered through “Accelerate MS” at the state level and part of the Mississippi Health Sciences Training Infrastructure Grant Program.

Construction of the three-story facility, which could begin in just a few months, could be completed as early as 2025.

University administrators said the facility is planned for the west side of campus along William Carey Parkway.

The institute would include an osteopathic manipulative medicine lab, an ultrasound skills lab center, a clinical skills simulator and a large conference room.

The facility not only would be used to enhance the training of practicing physicians and residents. but also would support and enhance medical students’ education.

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