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IN THE MEDIA: Dean Flaherty on How RUSM Can Help with the Physician Shortage

December 14, 2015


We select students with the most grit, determination and promise and give them the opportunity to become the doctors that America so badly needs: high-quality caregivers who pass the same board exams and meet the same criteria for residency and licensure as U.S. medical students.

Excerpted from "International med schools filling a need for U.S. physicians," published in the 12/5/15 Miami Herald

This month, our own Dean and Chancellor, Joseph A. Flaherty, MD, co-wrote an opinion piece for the Miami Herald about a topic important to both healthcare providers and the patients they serve—an impending physician shortage, long predicted by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Long story short: Demand for physicians continues to grow faster than supply, according to the AAMC. The organization predicts that it could reach a boiling point in 2025, by which time demand will exceed supply by between 46,000 and 90,000 physicians.

Co-written by Heidi Chumley, MD—Executive Dean of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC)—the article posits that international medical schools like AUC and Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) are playing a critical role in filling this shortfall.

Check out the Miami Herald piece here to find out how, and join the discussion below or on our Facebook page.


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