MACON – Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) Dean Dr. Jean R. Sumner recently announced the appointment of Stephanie Basey as director of communications and marketing.
A native of Woodbine, Basey earned her Bachelor of Science in public management from the College of Coastal Georgia and has held various marketing communications and project management roles in nonprofits throughout Georgia and Florida.
She joined MUSM in September as assistant director of admissions and enrollment.
“Stephanie has done an excellent job in admissions, and we have no doubt that her strategic thinking and communications acumen will also be an excellent asset to the School in her new role,” said Dr. Sumner. “She understands our mission to serve rural Georgia and is the perfect person to communicate that mission to our internal and external audiences.”
In her new position, Basey will lead all communications for MUSM and Mercer Medicine, including development and management of both organizations’ websites, collateral materials for all programs and strategic messaging.
About the Mercer University School of Medicine (Macon, Savannah and Columbus)
Mercer University’s School of Medicine was established in 1982 to educate physicians and health professionals to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia. Today, more than 60 percent of graduates currently practice in the state of Georgia, and of those, more than 80 percent are practicing in rural or medically underserved areas of Georgia. Mercer medical students benefit from a problem-based medical education program that provides early patient care experiences. Such an academic environment fosters the early development of clinical problem-solving and instills in each student an awareness of the place of the basic medical sciences in medical practice. The School opened a full four-year campus in Savannah in 2008 at Memorial University Medical Center. In 2012, the School began offering clinical education for third- and fourth-year medical students in Columbus. Following their second year, students participate in core clinical clerkships at the School’s primary teaching hospitals: Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon; Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah; and The Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital in Columbus. The School also offers master’s degrees in family therapy, preclinical sciences and biomedical sciences.