Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Medical Students to Bring Training to Brunswick and Camden Hospitals; "The Idea Is to Train Physicians in the Communities Where They Hopefully Will ... Live."

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Medical Students to Bring Training to Brunswick and Camden Hospitals; "The Idea Is to Train Physicians in the Communities Where They Hopefully Will ... Live."

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Byline: TERESA STEPZINSKI

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A Glynn County general surgeon will help lead a program to bring third-and fourth-year medical students to Southeast Georgia Health System's Brunswick and Camden County hospitals for training.

T. Wayne Rentz Jr., who directs the surgical intensive care unit at the Brunswick hospital, becomes the inaugural assistant dean for curriculum for the Southeast Georgia Clinical Campus of the Medical College of Georgia.

"The idea is to train physicians in the communities where they hopefully will decide to live," Rentz said.

He said the students, patients and two hospitals will benefit from the program based at the medical college's Southeast Georgia Clinical Campus at St. Joseph's/Candler Health System in Savannah.

"Having a regional campus in our area will enable us to get new physicians interested in practicing medicine locally and will go a long way to ensure that Southeast Georgia Health System can continue to expand programs and services for the health of our community," Rentz said.

Rentz's new role was announced during a reception Thursday afternoon at the hospital. A 1972 Medical College of Georgia graduate, he "will help develop, implement and assess" the training program's objectives. He also will work to cultivate and support clinical faculty in Southeast Georgia, and coordinate the medical students' experiences in the region. …

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