A Prescription for Diversifying Medical-School Faculties

A Prescription for Diversifying Medical-School Faculties 1

Jon Krause for The Chronicle

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Jon Krause for The Chronicle

In the debate over universal health care, little attention has been paid to medical schools and their faculty members, who are an essential element of the health-care work force and who play a prominent role in issues of inequitable access to medical care and spiraling medical costs. We depend on medical-school physicians and research scientists to educate the nation's future physicians and to drive most development and innovation in U.S. medical care. But they are leaving academic medicine