News and Commentary The Wall Street Journal on the Looming Primary Care Shortage

In a November Wall Street Journal article, Dr. George Thibault discussed what medical schools can be doing to help ease the looming primary care shortage. The Macy-funded Harvard Medical School’s Center for Primary Care and urban health residency program at Johns Hopkins University were also featured as some of today’s innovative medical education projects working to entice more students to enter primary care. With a shortage of more than 45,000 doctors predicted by 2020, changing the culture of education and making better use of nurse practitioners and physician assistants, will be key strategies.

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