New Kaiser Permanente Med School Part Of A Growing Trend

(By – Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News)

Thursday’s announcement by Kaiser Permanente that it plans to open its own medical school in Southern California has attracted a lot of attention in the health care community.

But Kaiser is actually at the trailing edge of a medical school expansion that has been unmatched since the 1960s and 1970s, say medical education experts. (Kaiser Health News is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente.) In the past decade alone, according to theAssociation of American Medical Colleges, 20 new medical schools have opened or been approved. Read more…

 

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