- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) - The Medical College of Wisconsin can start recruiting students for the first class at its Wausau campus.

The college has received approval from two key accrediting organizations. The Wausau campus will open in July 2016 with about 20 to 25 medical students.

The Medical College’s other new campus in Green Bay will welcome its first class July 1. It’s hoped the new campuses will generate doctors who want to practice in smaller cities and rural areas where there’s a shortage of physicians.

The college’s main campus in the Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa (wah-wah-TOH’-sah) has about 800 students while the Wausau and Green Bay campuses will together eventually have about 200 students.

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