new medical schools open, but physician shortage concerns persist

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Quinnipiac University is spending $40 million to rehab an existing structure in North Haven, Conn., for its 2014 charter class of medical students. The new medical school is one of more than two dozen started or planned since 2007. "We're not a research-oriented university," says Quinnipiac President John L. Lahey, PhD. "We hope to train more people to practice medicine in the primary care and family care arenas."
Rest of the article here - http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2010/03/29/prl20329.htm
Interactive map of new schools - http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/site/media/newschools.htm
 
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Interesting... I didn't know there were going to be more medical schools opening up in Michigan! That's really exciting. :cool:
 

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Are they planning on expanding the number/size of residency programs? If not, won't there just be a new bottleneck at the residency level vs the med school level?

In other words, as it was mentioned in the article, it seems that this would just decrease the number of international students (especially at the residency level) but not actually increase the net number of new physicians. The composition will change but little else. I thought that that was something to think about.