association of american medical colleges http://ripr.org en Med School Enrollment Up 30% by 2017. Will It Help? http://ripr.org/post/med-school-enrollment-30-2017-will-it-help <p>New data from the Association of American Medical Colleges shows med school enrollment is on track to reach a 30% increase by 2017. That's over enrollment numbers in 2002.</p><p>Rhode Island's own Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is no exception, with record enrollment numbers.</p><p>What's most interesting about the data is that a good number of the new med school slots are in newly accredited or in-the-process-of-becoming accredited medical schools. There's one in our own backyard that fits that bill, Quinnipiac.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 21:14:12 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 14825 at http://ripr.org Future Docs 8: Should Med Students Know the ACA? http://ripr.org/post/future-docs-8-should-med-students-know-aca <p>What do doctors need to learn in school to take the best care of you? Clearly, they need advanced medical and scientific knowledge. But should we expect doctors to know something about how our health care system works? How about the Affordable Care Act – one of the most important changes in health care policy in a generation? We continue our ongoing series Future Docs with some answers.</p><p>Dr. Anne Kuritzky is about five hours into her shift on the trauma unit at Rhode Island Hospital when the next call comes.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 13239 at http://ripr.org Future Docs 8: Should Med Students Know the ACA? Paying for graduate medical education: what experts say http://ripr.org/post/paying-graduate-medical-education-what-experts-say <p>This morning, you might have heard the next in our Future Docs series, which looks at a projected doctor shortage and how graduate medical education funding could staunch or deepen that shortage.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 8329 at http://ripr.org