George Mason University’s (GMU) goal to open a medical school may be accomplished in a few years.
Members of the Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) heard the latest on the proposed Mason School of Medicine (MSOM).
A presentation on the project was presented at a meeting on Tuesday afternoon.
If approved by the Board of Visitors in May 2020, the university intends to open the school at the Science and Technology Campus in Manassas in August 2023.
Fifty students are expected to be admitted each year, according to the presentation.
GMU conducted a Medical School Feasibility and Planning Study that allowed officials to determine necessary funding.
The BOCS provided a $50,000 grant for the study.
Officials are anticipating the school’s establishment.
“It is very exciting that Prince William County is going to have the Mason School of Medicine here,” Supervisor Victor Angry stated. “It is fully accredited and the process of discovering new medicines while earning a scholarship is a great opportunity for our residents as well as those outside our area.”