CA school to allow some students to practice medicine after three years of training

August 7, 2014 7:51 PM

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The University of California at Davis Medical School recently received a five-year, $1 million grant from the American Medical Association, which gives the school’s medical students the option to become primary care physicians in just three years through the establishment of a new program called Accelerated competency-based Education in Primary Care (ACE-PC), reports.

The three-year curriculum differs from the traditional four-year American medical school tradition in various ways. Dr. Tonya Fancher, who is the new program director, explained in a recent interview that the program’s main goal is to train primary care physicians for practice in a more ...

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