Here’s a look at the medical school proposed for Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Atrium Health gave a preview on Tuesday of the planned medical school coming to Charlotte.

The building will be part of a larger partnership, or “strategic combination,” with Winston-Salem’s Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest University — an agreement announced in April 2019 and finalized in November of that year. 

Atrium Health CEO Gene Woods said the four-year school will at first support about 1,600 faculty members and some 3,200 students across more than 100 specialized programs. It is expected to generate $2.5 billion in economic impact here and support 20,000 high-paying jobs, according to a study by consulting firm Tripp Umbach.

“We’re really excited for what this means for education, for research, for health, but also for the economic development of this region,” Woods said at Tuesday’s regular board meeting. “Our goal is to really be the Silicon Valley for health care from Winston to Charlotte.”

Read more here about plans for the school.

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