Worcester — UMass Chan Medical School announced Thursday that it is collaborating with Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, to form a community medicine campus in Burlington.
The Liaison Committee on Medical Education, which accredits medical schools in the United States and Canada, has approved the move.
UMass Chan signed a partnership agreement with Lahey in December, and the Liaison Committee had to approve the plan.
What is the reason for the partnership?
Leaders from both institutions praised the new regional campuses as a boon to medical education that provides quality patient care.
“The new regional campus will build on the vision shared by UMass Chan and Lahey to educate the next generation of physicians in an evidence-based, patient-centered, multidisciplinary and interprofessional practice-based, It can meet the diverse needs of our community,” said UMass Chan. Michael Collins in a prepared statement.
A prepared statement from Lahey Hospital & Medical Center President Susan Moffatt-Bruce said: Advancing solutions to future challenges in healthcare. ”
Do you have a new program?
Regional campuses include a new educational track called LEAD@Lahey. Students will begin her program in August 2024, following UMass Chan’s core her curriculum, with an emphasis on leadership, health systems science, and interprofessional education.
The goal is to prepare students to guide and create solutions for the healthcare challenges of the future. Students complete their third-year clerkship rotation and most of her fourth-year rotations under the supervision of Lahey’s faculty and clerkship site director.
Do you have other programs?
Other areas of focus for the Burlington campus include increasing the diversity of health professionals, creating a new Institute for Healthcare Delivery Sciences and Quantitative Sciences Research Hub to foster innovation in digital medicine and healthcare delivery, primary care and addressing the lack of specialized care. doctor.
The shortage is on the radar of the Association of American Medical Colleges. By 2034, it is estimated that there will be a shortage of up to 124,000 doctors, including primary and specialty care.
Other efforts include making medical education more affordable and accessible, applying evidence-based care and academic research to close health disparities and improve health care delivery. increase.
This is UMass Chan’s second regional campus, following Baystate Health in Springfield, which was established in 2015. This campus focuses on the healthcare disparities inherent in urban and rural communities.
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