The University of Houston is establishing a medical school to prepare “primary care doctors to practice in underserved urban and rural communities in Houston and across Texas and ultimately improve health outcomes.”
Responding to the economic, social and cultural issues affecting resident of Houston is the priority of the new medical school and the university “will finalize a partnership with HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Division (Hospital Corporation of America) to bring 103 first-year resident positions to the Houston area by 2020, and expand to 309 total resident positions by 2024.”
Similarly, Delaware is working both inside the state and with neighboring states to ensure a sustainable pipeline for Delaware’s health care workforce. Through partnerships with state educational institutions, hospitals/health systems, and regulatory bodies, as well as medical schools in nearby Pennsylvania, DCHI’s Workforce and Education Committee is driving the necessary initiatives that will enable local Delawareans to receive cutting edge training and education, with the ultimate goal of retaining them as practitioners in the state. To learn more, visit us at https://www.dehealthinnovation.org/.
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