U.S. Rep. Sanford D. Bishop (GA-02) recently visited the Albany campus of Augusta University’s Medical College of Georgia (MCG) to discuss programs designed to expand and improve rural healthcare — a major facet of the medical school’s mission.

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop

During the meeting with Bishop, MCG highlighted three new telehealth programs being implemented on campus that address tele-emergency care, tele-ultrasound diagnostics, and tele-dermatology which provide quicker, more convenient, and less expensive diagnoses for patients that are not near a major hospital center. They also discussed the Southeastern Virtual Cyber Institute consortium, a cybersecurity initiative Bishop supported and in which Augusta University is a partner. Faculty also presented the university’s “3+” medical scholarship program to address Georgia’s shortage of physicians in rural and underserved areas. 

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