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A New Kind of Medical School


UCSF’s Kevin Grumbach to Speak on Medical Education in the Inland Empire

UCR lecture to address the need for a new kind of medical school

(February 1, 2006)

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Caption: Kevin Grumbach, M.D., professor and chair of Family and Community Medicine at UC San Francisco and chief of Family and Community Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital, is the third speaker in "The Design of New Medical Schools in the 21st Century" seminar series. He will speak at UCR on Feb. 6

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Kevin Grumbach, M.D., professor and chair of Family and Community Medicine at UC San Francisco and chief of Family and Community Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital, is the third speaker in "The Design of New Medical Schools in the 21st Century" seminar series.

The lecture, titled “Medical Education and the Inland Empire: The Case for Innovation, Not Replication," will take place at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, in room E, UC Riverside Extension, 1200 University Avenue, Riverside, Calif. The presentation is free and open to the public, with seating available on a first-come basis.

Currently, the Inland Empire has the lowest number of primary care and specialist physicians per 100,000 in California. Moreover, only a quarter of California’s physicians are trained in the state.

A UC Riverside School of Medicine, if approved, would help serve the medically underserved Inland Empire and increase the number of physicians in the state. It will be the first research-based medical school in California in 40 years and the first new medical school in the United States in the 21st century.

The campus already has faculty conducting research in health-related fields, with additional faculty positions in health/biomedical research committed by 2010. Moreover, the UCR/UCLA Thomas Haider Program in Biomedical Sciences already provides the first two years of medical school.

At UCSF, Dr. Grumbach is the director of the UCSF Center for California Health Workforce Studies. His research on topics such as primary care physician supply and access to care, racial and ethnic diversity in the medical profession, and the impact of managed care on physicians have been published in major medical journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA, and cited widely in both health policy forums and the general media.

Dr. Grumbach is a recipient of a Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Health Resources and Services Administration Award for Health Workforce Research on Diversity. In 1997, he was elected a member of the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Grumbach also is co-chair of the Research Committee of the Bayview Hunters Point Health and Environmental Assessment Task Force, a community-research partnership, and is a founding member of the California Physicians' Alliance, the California chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program. He practices family medicine at the Family Health Center at San Francisco General Hospital.

Physicians attending the lecture may report one hour of Category 1 credit toward the California Medical Association's Certificate in Continuing Medical Education and the American Medical Association's Physician's Recognition Award. Through the UCR/UCLA Thomas Haider Program in Biomedical Sciences and UC Riverside Extension, UCR provides CMA-accredited continuing medical education to physicians through seminars, conferences and courses.

Nurses attending the lecture may receive California Board of Registered Nursing continuing education credit. The presentation is approved for BRN continuing education credit for one contact hour.

The lecture is presented by UCR’s Health Sciences Initiative.

The University of California, Riverside (www.ucr.edu) is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

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