Program Trains Specialists To Come Out Of Retirement As Part-Time Primary Care Docs
The course, developed by UC San Diego professors, was created to address concerns that the nation faces a looming shortage of doctors.
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Specialist Doctors Find Second Act In Medicine
Thirty hours a week spread over four days, including one weekend per month. It’s a pretty sweet semi-retirement for Dr. Michael LaRocque, an Escondido urologist turned part-time family medicine physician. ... His transition was enabled by a homegrown program called Physician Retraining & Re-entry, a 100-hour online course developed by family medicine professors at UC San Diego. The project aims to help retired specialists who have kept their medical licenses current get a refresher — and enhance — the primary-care skills they learned in medical school but may not have used fully during their careers. (Sisson, 12/9)