A century in the making, Duquesne University opens its new medical school

More than a century later, amid a nationwide shortage in primary care doctors, Duquesne is getting its medical school. Duquesne’s College of Medicine has officially opened, with a focus on training primary care physicians who will practice in high-need areas in the region.

Pennsylvania has a predicted shortage of 1,000 primary care physicians by 2030, according to the Hospital and Healthcare Association of Pennsylvania, and twice as many medically underserved areas than the national state average.

Read more from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


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