Kaiser’s New Residency Program Aims To Help Alleviate Doctor Shortages
The Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency Program is sponsored by Sutter Health and affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco. Those residents also do “rotation” at Kaiser, which also provides faculty for the program.
Santa Rosa Press Democrat:
Kaiser Launches Residency Program To Train New Doctors In Sonoma County
The three-year program, which was approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in February, is scheduled to host its first group of six residents in July 2018. By 2020, the program will have 18 residents in the “pipeline,” said [Dr. Tricia] Hiserote, who has been named the residency’s program director. Those primary care doctors, she said, will become increasingly in demand in Sonoma County and the rest of the nation as the baby boom generation continues to age...The cause of the shortage is simple, she said. Medical students, who often face student loans the size of a home mortgage, are entering medical specialties that fetch more generous paychecks than family medicine, she said. (Espinoza, 5/8)