for funding to train the next generation of physicians was the top point of
discussion on Wednesday as University of Missouri System President Mun Choi
visited with CoxHealth leaders.
President Choi met with CoxHealth CEO Steve
Edwards, Board of Directors Chair Joe Turner and leaders from the Springfield Clinical
Campus of MU’s Medical School during a daylong visit to Springfield.
budget cuts could affect the clinical campus, but President Choi says the partnership is vital to expanding educational
efforts and training more Missouri physicians.
“We’re going to make a strong case for this,” he says. “This
is important not only for Springfield, but for the state.”
President Choi also met with leaders at the
Springfield Chamber of Commerce, SRC Electrical and Mercy Springfield.