JACKSON, TN (WMC) - The University of Memphis is exploring the Lambuth Campus in Jackson for a possible medical program.
The school would offer a doctorate in osteopathic medicine, instead of a doctor of medicine program.
University President David Rudd says the program would be a natural fit in Jackson, where there is a high need for rural health care.
The university says students who earn a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree will be fully licensed physicians who focus on primary care and wellness.
There is no word on when a final decision about the program will be made.