Publications Chairman’s Summary: Revisiting the Medical School Educational Mission at a Time of Expansion

For the first time in 30 years, medical schools in the United States are expanding their enrollments in response to projected shortages in the country’s physician workforce. The development of nine new allopathic medical schools is already underway with at least five more in planning stages. In October 2008 the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation convened a conference to address complex issues concerning the Medical School Educational Mission. Participants developed the set of conclusions and recommendations included in this Executive Summary.