Nearly two dozen new medical schools are opening up in the country. The reason? The NYT points out that it is in response to the imbalance of foreign docs coming in the the US while many qualified kids here get rejected or go out of the country to go to med school. The problem is that these same students will NOT going into primary care until the pay disparity is fixed. And the biggest need we have right now is in primary care. The article goes on to say:
Many of the developing medical schools are well aware of such arguments, and are billing themselves as different from traditional medical schools, more focused on serving primary care needs in immigrant and disadvantaged communities. Administrators say that they expect that approach to be buttressed by a shift in state and federal reimbursements from specialists to primary care doctors.