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Thu, Aug 14, 2014 -- 9:30 AM

Does Medical School Take Too Long?


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Like the rest of the United States, California is currently experiencing a deficit in primary care physicians. This shortage is expected to worsen with the influx of new patients covered by the Affordable Care Act. In response, some universities like UC Davis are offering accelerated three-year medical school options instead of the traditional four. We'll discuss why more schools are adopting this track and what it means for students and patients.

Host: Joshua Johnson

Guests:

  • Dr. Tonya Fancher, associate professor at UC Davis School of Medicine, director of Accelerated Competency-based Education in Primary Care (ACE-PC)
  • Mark Henderson, associate dean for admissions and outreach and vice chair and residency program director at UC Davis Health System

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