Kaiser to Open New Medical School in 2019


Kaiser Permanente has announced plans to open a medical school in Southern California in 2019. Kaiser officials said the new school would include hands-on experience for students in clinics and hospitals, with a focus on primary care, the use of new technologies and physicians’ role as part of a care-giving team. The goal is to enroll its first class of 48 students in 2019.

Aware that shifts in the U.S. population have created more diverse communities, Kaiser says it will help its medical students acquire greater cultural competency and understanding to meet these patients' needs. The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine will teach advanced skills in decision-making, teamwork, the use of technology, evidenced-based medicine and communication tailored to specific populations.

The planning, design and implementation of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine will be led by a multidisciplinary team of physician, health plan and operational leaders. Nationally recognized care quality leader, Christine K. Cassel, M.D., will be joining the team responsible for designing this innovative new approach to training the physicians of tomorrow.

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