Amended Heads of Agreement signed for new medical school in Grand Bahama
The Bahamas can now look forward to a new medical school located on the island of Grand Bahama. With the signing of an amended Heads of Agreement with Western Atlantic University School of Medicine (WAUSM) on 5 January 2022, the Government has solidified its intent to support and advance the vision of excellence in education within the country.
Following the devastating impact of Hurricane Dorian in Grand Bahama, WAUSM did not hesitate to uphold their commitment to completing the project on the island.
“We are committed to being a part of the renaissance of Grand Bahama”, said CEO Peter Gotez yesterday at the Office of the Prime Minister.
The new Heads of Agreement provides a more profitable structure for The Bahamas with the removal of the moratorium on medical schools.
Beyond this, the Davis Administration remains dedicated to the advancement of the economy and to providing opportunities for Bahamians by facilitating more educational investments.
The school has welcomed a charter class of 22 students with an additional 50 students slated to join in May. For the Fall Semester 250 students have applied for the 100 spots available.
Five Bahamians will be granted full scholarships to the institution this year.
Present during the meeting along with Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Hon. Philip Davis were, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation Chester Cooper; Minister of Health and Wellness Dr.
Michael Darville; Minister for Grand Bahama Ginger Moxey; Permanent Secretary David Davis; Founder and CEO/WAUSM Peter Goetz; WAUSM Managing Director Bill Colgan; Founding Investor and Government Affairs Liaison Joseph Davis; Legal Advisor Adrian Hunter; and Tanya Pratt, Liaison.
6 January 2022
Office of the Prime Minister
Commonwealth of The Bahamas