Belmont College declared a system Thursday to set up and seek out accreditation for a new health care university. 

The college will establish the new College of Medicine in partnership with HCA Healthcare, a person of the largest healthcare facility chains in the place and a lengthy-time associate of Belmont.

Jack Massey, just one of Belmont’s premier donors and whose legacy is preserved by the Graduate School of Enterprise that carries his identify, co-established HCA, which has developed into a regional powerhouse.

“It’s a intricate plan, a elaborate strategy, really not an uncomplicated concept,” Belmont University President Bob Fisher stated all through a news meeting Thursday. “At Belmont we do really hard matters.”

“HCA Healthcare will provide earth-course experience to Belmont’s Faculty of Medication, giving our students extraordinary faculty instructors and a pathway to residency and scientific placements,” Fisher claimed.

The Curb Event Center on the Belmont University campus in Nashville, Tenn., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. Belmont University will host the third and final 2020 presidential debate in late October.

Fisher declined to say when Belmont hopes to open the new school for its initial course. The following action for the university is to conduct a nationwide look for for a dean of the health care college, who will direct the accreditation course of action.

But the school has secured house for the college or university and is by now building options for the 150,000-sq.-foot constructing, in accordance to a news launch. Belmont hopes to welcome about 150 college students in its inaugural course with overall enrollment prepared to be about 500 to 600 college students