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Why is Quinnipiac University's Frank H. Netter M.D. School of Medicine focused on training primary-care physicians? The founding Dean explains more.
This is part 1 of a 3-part video series interviewing Bruce Koeppen, MD, the founding Dean of Quinnipiac University's Frank H. Netter M.D. School of Medicine.
The healthcare system is in dire need of primary-care physicians.
According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), there could be a shortfall of 43,100 primary-care physicians by 2030. As a result of this potential shortfall, AAMC has encouraged the creation of new medical schools to train medical students, specifically in the area of primary care. One school that was created from this edict was Quinnipiac University's Frank H. Netter M.D. School of Medicine.
"As a new school we saw that as a niche that we could make a difference. When the search was ongoing for the founding Dean, it was made clear to me and the other candidates, this would be a school dedicated towards training…primary-care physicians," says Bruce Koeppen, MD, the founding Dean of the school.
Above is part one of our interview with Koeppen. In it, he talks about how the school prioritizes primary care. The school's initial class of 58 students graduated earlier this May. More than half of the class is taking up residency in primary care.
Later in the video, Koeppen talked about the classes and educational opportunities students at the Frank H. Netter M.D. School of Medicine are given to prepare them for a career in primary care. He also talks about financial incentives the school offers to ensure its students practice primary-care medicine following residency.
Parts 2 and 3 will be coming out next week and the week after.
Video Edited by Ben Richey