Wexner Medical Center plans to add 500 faculty members

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State University College of Medicine has announced a plan to bring 500 new biomedical sciences faculty to the university over the next five years.

Ohio State will hire 350 clinicians and 150 research scientists.

“We have experienced tremendous growth in the past few years and are actively planning for significant growth in facilities, services and scholarship as part of the university’s strategic plan,” said Dr. K. Craig Kent, dean of the College of Medicine. “Instead of ‘if you build it, they will come,’ our approach is ‘join us now and help us build for the future.’”

Ohio State said plans are already in place to accommodate the increase with the construction of state-of-the-art facilities.

“We are going to attract the best and brightest to join the outstanding physicians and scientists who lead the nation in fields ranging from regenerative medicine and wound healing to heart failure and spinal cord injury,” Kent said. “We want to rapidly advance Columbus and Ohio State as a hub for research, patient-care and educational innovation.”