UC-San Diego Program Aims To Address Doctor Shortage
An online program developed at the UC-San Diego School of Medicine aims to retrain doctors from various specialties in an effort to stem a growing shortage of primary care providers. The 15-course Physician Retraining & Re-entry program, launched in May 2014, uses an electronic system called UptoDate to allow health care providers from "all other medical specialties" to be retrained as primary care providers. The program, which costs $8,500, can last up to one year, but most participants complete their coursework in four or five months.
- "Online Program Converts Physicians to Family Doctors" (Lovett, Fort Smith Times Record, 3/29).