Liberty, Centra celebrate affiliation agreement for medical students

Mitzi Bible/Liberty University News Service | Apr 16, 2013



Leaders of Lynchburg’s two largest employers celebrated an agreement on Monday, April 15, that will have a direct impact on the health and well being of their community.

Liberty University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM), scheduled to open in Fall 2014, signed a five-year affiliation agreement that would secure clinical rotations at Centra facilities for third- and fourth-year students. Liberty hosted a special event to celebrate this affiliation at the Hancock Welcome Center, with school administrators and Centra’s executive team in attendance.

Centra is a regional nonprofit healthcare system based in Lynchburg and serving more than 300,000 residents in 38 locations throughout Central and Southside Virginia.

Liberty Chancellor and President Jerry Falwell, Jr. said the new medical school “would not be nearly as successful without the help of Centra, without the commitment on Centra’s part to take these students.”

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