Updated Fri, Nov 18, 2011 3:00 pm
Ohio University will spend $11 million for real estate in Dublin for the medical college central Ohio extension campus.
The Board of Trustees approved a resolution today to negotiate and acquire the property located on Post Road.
The property includes nearly 15 acres of land and three existing buildings.
"This will be an ideal location to prepare first- and second-year medical students for their third- and fourth-year rotations at community hospitals throughout central Ohio," said John A. Brose, D.O., executive dean for health affairs at Ohio University and dean of OU-Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.
50 medical students are slated to train at the site starting in August of 2014.
"This is an historic day for Ohio University," said O.U. President Roderick McDavis, "The opportunity to expand the reach of our mission in this way is made possible by the transformational gift from The Osteopathic Heritage Foundations. Strengthened by this gift, we will be able to positively change more lives."
Funding for the purchase is coming from an April 2011 gift to the college from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations.